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QOTD – June 18 – Pictures and Words

We’ve always heard the phrase “A picture is worth a thousand words,” but can it work in the other direction?

Question of the Day:

Can a word be worth one thousand pictures?

About Christopher Margolin

Chris Margolin spent more than a decade in Education as a high school English teacher, and is now an Instructional Coach for the Longview School District. He is also the founder of The Poetry Question, an online journal which focuses on reviews of small press poetry publications, and runs a regular series called "The Power of Poetry," where notable poets share their personal stories of how poetry has affected their lives. Margolin resides in Vancouver, Washington with his wife, and daughter.

4 comments on “QOTD – June 18 – Pictures and Words

  1. Bryan W. Pajari
    June 18, 2013

    Yes it can, if you where two say “Boston”, you could think of the bombing, and all of the people it effected, or “Genocide,” just this word alone has many events that we can picture. So to answer your question, yes you can, but if you where to ask a different person, this question, it might be different from their perspective.

  2. kiwiskan
    June 18, 2013

    I think so. Words have the power to make their own pictures

  3. Judy Margolin
    June 18, 2013

    when one says ” Cancer” I think survivor

    • Dave
      June 20, 2013

      When I hear “terminal” I think the opposite. Terminal is an atrocious word. Makes “Cancer” quake in its might. _____ cancer still stands a chance. Terminal is the most powerful word I know.

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