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By Jean Hanff Korelitz

"Admissions. Admission. Aren't there facets to the note? And opposing sides...It's what we allow in, yet it's additionally what we permit out."

For years, 38-year-old Portia Nathan has shunned the prior, hiding at the back of her busy (and occasionally punishing) profession as a Princeton Universityadmissions officer and her in charge family existence. Her reluctance to confront in fact without notice beaten by means of the resurfacing of a life-altering selection, and Portia is confronted with a unprecedented attempt. simply as hundreds of thousands of the nation's brightest scholars wait for her selection relating to their educational admission, so too needs to Portia come to a decision even if to make her personal final admission.

Admission is without delay a desirable examine the advanced collage admissions method and an emotional exam of what occurs while the secrets and techniques of the prior go back and shake a woman's existence to its center.

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Medieval culture, for example, did everything it could to encourage an interpretation that was infinite in terms of time but nevertheless limited in its options. If anything characterized the theory of the fourfold sense of Scripture it was that the senses of Scripture (and, for Dante, of secular poetry as well) were four in number; but senses had to be determined according to precise rules, and these senses, though hidden beneath the literal surface of the words, were not secret at all but, on the contrary - for those who know how to read the text correctly - had to be clear.

UMBERTO ECO and threw it in the ocean, so that it was found seventy years after by Robinson Crusoe. No basket, no slave, no figs, only a letter. ' Now, let us suppose that the message in the bottle is found by a more sophisticated person, a student of linguistics, hermeneutics, or semiotics. Being very smart, such a new accidental addressee could make a lot of hypotheses, namely: 1 Figs can be intended (at least today) in a rhetorical sense (as in such expressions as 'to be in good fig', 'to be in full fig', 'to be in poor fig'), and the message could support a different interpretation.

1 By similitude, which is in turn subdivided into similitude of substance (man as a microcosmic image of the macrocosm), quality (the ten figures for the ten commandments), by metonymy and antonomasia (Atlas for astronomers or astronomy, the bear for an irascible man, the lion for pride, Cicero for rhetoric). 2 By homonymy: the animal dog for the constellation Dog. 3 By irony or contrast: the fool for the sage. 4 By sign: the spoor for the wolf, or the mirror in which Titus admired himself for Titus.

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