How Do You Hear What is Said?

A quiz I was reading asked:

Are you inclined to take what is said more figuratively or more literally?

I had to think about it. I’m still not sure. I think I am some of each but overall more on the literal side. I expect people to mean what they say and say what they mean. It must be the same reason I have never really enjoyed poetry, the meaning is not clear and simple enough for me.

What do you think?

Today is H for Hearing on the A-Z Blogging Challenge.

1 thought on “How Do You Hear What is Said?

  1. Hi! New follower here via the A to Z Challenge.

    Great question – I would definitely be in the literal sense of the word. Even when I know something is imaginary or exaggerated, I visualize the literal meaning.

    Example – was attending a mass in high school (attended Catholic school) and when they said “we raise our hearts to the lord” I could literally see an image of 1000 high school students hearts anatomically correct jumping out of their chests with little wings flying right up to the sky. That’s just where my literal and visual brain takes me …

    Can be some odd images that come to mind, but generally pretty interesting!

    ~alana
    writercize.blogspot.com

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