In modernity, it is lacking. Is it merely for commercial reasons that everything seems to be overwrought with excesses — that volume is meant to compensate for lack of substance?
When substance is lacking, it is made up for by the exponential increase of insubstantial mass. Some would put it in less genteel terms; as in, we fill it with a lot of B.S. and thereby make it look like more. Is that also why poetry is no longer appreciated?
Poetry is the pinnacle of linguistic austerity; both in form and in content, it is the minimalism of words which triggers the greater expansion of metaphorical imagery; for, each word in every line, forming a stanza of pictures evocative of a thousand meanings, merely by the invocation of implications and connotations from a few words.
Linguistic austerity is an art form where each carefully chosen word speaks a volume of substantive content.
For Federal employees and U.S. Postal workers who suffer from a medical condition such that the medical condition prevents the Federal employee from performing one or more of the basic job elements of one’s Federal or Postal position, don’t rely upon volume to replace content. In a FERS Medical Retirement case oftentimes a single page comprising an effective medical report can prevail, while a thousand pages of medical records can lead to an application denial.
Contact a FERS Disability Attorney who specializes in FERS Medical Retirement Law, and understand that linguistic austerity is an art form where substance of content is superior to mere insubstantial volume.
Robert R. McGill
Lawyer exclusively representing Federal and Postal employees to secure their Federal Disability Retirement benefits under FERS from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.