Symbolic Sign

Regarding the text “About Me”, it has been discussed that there is a combination of different signs. Initially, there are three types of signs. One of them is termed an indexical sign and this refers to when there is a connection between stimulus and its effect, such as fire (stimulus) and heat (effect). The light of the day (daylight) in the text is an indexical sign as the light is a stimulus and day is the effect. Other items, such as boats, water, trees and the sky, are iconic signs which means that they represent the things which they are. This text does not include any visual symbolic signs. The intended connotation understood here from the combination of these indexical and iconic signs is that learning is a journey and people are hopeless and pessimistic about this lifelong process. This is the symbolic sign for an individual who has read these blogs.


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