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Poem: Letter To The Prime Minister
Dear Prime Minister...
This letter is to thank you
For doing all you could
The country's current finances
Have never looked so good
(And just in case you're thinking
How my words have made you beam...
Look up the term 'Pragmatics'
And you'll soon know what I mean)
What is meant by pragmatics?
Pragmatics is the term used in linguistic which deals with the contextual meanings of words rather than their dictionary definitions. Pragmatically speaking, a word or phrase could be intending to give an entirely different message than that of the face-value of its meaning.
'Sarcasm' is a classic example of how pragmatics are used in day to day life.
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