Looking for love

“What’s in a name? That which we call rose

By any other word would smell as sweet”

Romeo & Juliet, Act II, Scene II

 

I didn’t think I’d be digging out my old battered Penguin Shakespeare for a DITA blog, but carrying on Ernesto’s theme in our lecture and lab, I thought I’d try my own “searching” exercise …

Using Google advanced image search I looked for images of a rose using various key words and operators – ok it’s not quite the detailed study of Stina Westman – but it’s a start! I left the “narrow your results” boxes on default (“any” basically), except for file type (JPEG), and usage rights (free to use & share). I then tried general, specific and abstract text based queries; thinking also of who, where, what, and when – all very subjective of course! These are the top hits:

rose

rose

rose-red

rose-red

rose love OR sweet

rose love OR sweet

rose smell sweet

rose smell sweet

rose Italy

rose Italy

rose Shakespeare

rose Shakespeare

rose dated 1597

rose dated 1597

"a rose by any other name"

“a rose by any other name”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not sure what to make of it all…  “A tale told by an idiot… signifying nothing“?? (Macbeth, Act V, Scene V)

About Alex Giles

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3 Responses to Looking for love

  1. ianmoore255 says:

    Very entertaining! Lovely pics of roses too. However, Google advanced being able to find images that are copyright safe (free to use and share) is very, very useful. Glad you mentioned that!

    All the best,
    Ian

    Like

  2. I love that we have both used the same Shakespeare quote but have seen different thing in its meaning for DITA.

    Like

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