Webster's essay "Poets and Personal Pronouns
," in contrast, associates counterfactual statements with dramatic poetry; in the counterfactual's invocation of alternative realities, it allows Webster to describe the imaginative leap that, she claims, is required of poets and their readers.
While Elena Martinez-Caro (2002) claims that personal pronouns
"we", "you", "they" demonstrate the most frequent occurrence in English discourse among all the cases of impersonal use of personal pronouns
Among all the personal pronouns
referring to named characters, 14% referred to female characters and 85% to male characters.
Predictors included word count, use of personal pronouns
, overall social process-related words, family-related words, words related to negative and positive emotions, use of cognitive or insight words, and death-related words.
On the basis of data from the prose texts collected in the Innsbruck Corpus in what follows we shall verify whether materials in that collection support such a distribution of the forms of the first person singular personal pronoun
in Middle English.
The kind of attitudinal meanings conveyed through the choice of a particular kinship term or personal pronoun
can only be inferred from the co-text and context.
She is a girl interrupted by a revelation brought forth and named by an exclamatory personal pronoun
In such cases the translator must decide whether to explain the reference via a footnote or a relative, for example, or whether to ignore the qualitative lexical input and translate only the anaphorical function, falling back on a personal pronoun
Only the co-occurrence of the genitive forms minu and mu 'my' of the personal pronoun
mina 'I' with different words for 'human being' was investigated.
A different school of thought originated with Meyer-Lubke, who saw the use of -ne with personal pronouns
as just another manifestation of its use with oxytonic words in general.
In my analysis of Shakespeare's Sonnets 1-9, I will attempt to show that these phenomena (the sudden increase in the use of the first-person singular personal pronoun
, the noticeable decrease in the use of the third-person singular pronoun, and the switch from "thou" to "you") are not random occurrences, but interdependent symptoms of a process of self-creation, in which a conventional allegory of self-creation becomes its own allegory, engendering an amorous "I" quite akin to the paradigmatically unconventional subject that a contemporary reader might also recognize as the subject of "a lover's discourse.
This time two things are different; my family and I are victims; and it is the first time in 11 years writing for Arab News I have used the personal pronoun
in an article, because this time it is personal.
It is noteworthy that Rangga uses the L variety gue once in the second line of the dialogue segment in response to Cinta's comment either to show his defiance or express his annoyance by using a non-standard personal pronoun
For I know my offenses, and my sin is ever before me" are just a few examples of the prevalence of the personal pronoun
in this psalm.
Especially significant and illustrative of this emphasis is the difference in personal pronoun
as employed by Esau and Jacob, respectively, when replying to their father's perplexed query regarding their identities.