Like everything metaphysical the harmony between thought and reality is to be found in the grammar of the language.
While embarking on this dangerous exploration keep in mind Ambrose Bierce’s definition of grammar:
GRAMMAR, n. A system of pitfalls thoughtfully prepared for the feet for the self-made man, along the path by which he advances to distinction.
Do not turn a deaf ear to Moliere’s warning:
Grammar, which knows how to control even kings.
Never forget what happened to the French kings …
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THE PARTS OF SPEECH
Every name is called a NOUN,
As field and fountain, street and town
In place of noun the PRONOUN stands
As he and she can clap their hands
The ADJECTIVE describes a thing,
As magic wand and bridal ring
The VERB means action, something done –
To read, to write, to jump, to run
How things are done, the ADVERBS tell,
As quickly, slowly, badly, well
The PREPOSITION shows relation,
As in the street, or at the station
CONJUNCTIONS join, in many ways,
Sentences, words, or phrase and phrase
The INTERJECTION cries out, ‘Hark!
I need an exclamation mark!‘
Through Poetry, we learn how each
of these make up THE PARTS OF SPEECH.