“the meanings of a word” by gloria naylor is published in the bedford reader, which is a required reading in the rcc’s english 50 course naylor’s essay describes novelist’s frustration with attempting to use written language to capture the essence of the spoken word. An analysis of excerpts on language from gloria naylor's the meanings of a word and richard wright's the library card.
Ap lang things we read items we read and discriptions study play this essay discusses the english language and how people substitute words with other words or phrases to change the connotation of the word this essay also discusses the different types of double speak the meanings of a word by gloria naylor this essay discusses how. In the essay the meanings of the word, gloria naylor discusses the essence of the word 'nigger' and how it can mean many different things to different people in an endless list of situations.
This is my reflection journal for my english class based on the text “the meanings of a word” by gloria gaynor i truly hated reading this story and was completely irritated by it i was highly offended by the reading and the discussion of it in the class i thought the account was completely false.