• Tariq Ahmad Khan Assistant Professor (English) Govt. Degree College, Gurez Tehsil: Telail


As human beings, we witness innumerable things, and whatever comes our way that becomes the first experience of our life. At every new step we encounter something new. All those new things that come our way get stored in our mind as primary examples. These primary things witnessed, understood or not, taken as mere objects or concepts, sticking our senses, serve as examples for further understanding. In simple words, we collect varied things, some understood while others as memories without synonyms that could assist in understanding these objects/concepts/things. But these things which we have just collected (understood or not) serve as examples for further objects or concepts. In order to understand new things we always take support from the already stored memories. So we build our new concepts by supporting them with the earlier ones which lie in our mind as primary objects provided these concepts or objects have some kind of resemblance with new objects. In this way, they assist us at times for deciphering new things which do not seem alien when the support is taken from the already existing memories. When we do not find any resemblance or likeness for the new things that come our way, we take them as new things and store them as such expecting resemblances that may come to help us in future. It is normal with human beings that even an object of no use or wastage is kept in safe custody pondering that it will fulfill any need at any other occasion. When such words are uttered, it simply means that at this occasion here is the paucity and non-availability of the exact fit object where it could be adjusted to assist the new object or the new one would get adjusted with it favouring the first one. The result is that either the former assisted the latter or the latter one assisted the former.  

How to Cite
KHAN, Tariq Ahmad. Essay COLLECTING EXAMPLES. IJELLH (International Journal of English Language, Literature in Humanities), [S.l.], v. 6, n. 2, p. 3, feb. 2018. ISSN 2321-7065. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 18 mar. 2018.