I found it helpful that Killingsworth was able to break down language of figures of speech into 4 trops (identification, association, representation and distance). It allowed me to separate the different functions we use in literature and see the gasps in how older readers and writers can have trouble distinguishing double meanings, in today's form of writing.
I also found it interesting how science and philosophy have a functionality together (at least it used to) that was brought up. I wonder where that connection within our thoughts and language that got lost in translation, or in the continuation of a similar thought process.
I also thought it was interesting when Killingsworth said "If someone says that two things are similar to one another, try thinking of their difference...[and vice versa]" I thought that summed up what we have been doing in class, trying to see the eyes of different or similar thinkers. It brought up the thought that you should't only limit yourself to the tree in your backyard (my old english teacher used to say that). But i guess don't forget your basics while learning about something new and sometimes different.