The narrative seeks to satirize and defuse the slur's offensiveness through nonemphatic
Contrary to the sentences with naa, sentence (17b) readily expresses a neutral (otherwise nonemphatic
and noncontrastive) possessive meaning and the possessee can be any type of noun (cf.
Just this year, it includes a broad spectrum of films, from the hand-held approach of "Thirteen" and Robert Altman's fly-on-the-wall look at the Joffrey Ballet in "The Company" to Michael Winterbottom's perfect illusion of a docu for "In This World" and the nonemphatic
attitude of finding the extraordinary in the every day in Tom McCarthy's "The Station Agent.
Mill's arguments about the nonemphatic nature of poetry in "What is Poetry?
This problem, as we shall see, was central to Mill's crisis, and is what motivated his definition of poetry as an intrinsically nonemphatic discourse.