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Critical Thinking and Language Essay

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Part I-Metaphors

Several years ago, I took a cruise trip with a close friend to the Bahamas. It was very fascinating and a wonderful experience. During the day, the ocean/sea was as blue as the sky on a nice day. As I looked down into the ocean I saw my reflection as if I were looking upon a mirror. I find that when looking upon the ocean and watching the waves interact with one another, it’s a reminder of how the human body functions on a daily basis. The ocean is constantly moving and changing just like the human body.

At sundown, it seems that the sun sets into the ocean/sea. The sky seems so moody, but the light that you see can be inspiring and the water is wary, it just goes on forever. As I stare at the ocean/sea it can be mesmerizing all the different colors and sounds that you hear, if find that it is very peaceful. You can use your imaginations to describe the sea. It portrays itself as traveling forward almost as never-ending or even death. The ocean can also be dreary, gloomy and depressing. It all depends on your mood.

Part II. Critical Thinking

The importance of language is immense, as it is believed that the more languages that one knows, the more s/he is capable of. This capability is largely associated with the ability to understand things that others ordinarily wouldn’t. Aside from this logical approach, there is also another one that defines one’s critical perspectives. It is asserted that critical thinking or the ability to critically think is directly associated with the ability to converse. It is said that human beings think in terms of language. Without language on one’s side, one cannot think or even give meaning to things around him or her. The more that one knows in a particular language, the more she/he can critique. In order to understand this, it is worth asserting that an individual with a vocabulary ten times more than another, would be able to discuss and critique more. So, if one has more languages on his or her side, and also has an abundant vocabulary, critical thinking is enhanced.

Though some people would not agree that critical thinking is directly related to knowledge of language, it must be asserted that it is so. In order to prove this, one does not have to go too far. If one (individual of PhD level) considers discussing and critiquing a subject with a high school student, the conversation would not be as fruitful as it would if the same individual were to discuss the same subject with someone of similar caliber. The result is obvious; the high school students among other reasons will not be able to participate enough because of his lack of vocabulary. It is evident that the high school student is limited in expression as well as thought because s/he would not have the same vocabulary that a graduate would have. If this same high school student were to enhance his vocabulary,

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