AL- Kufa University College of Education English Department Teacher assistant:- Haider Gabr MA. English.
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The four kinds of Meaning is the essay which forms the first chapter of the third part of Richards’ work The Practical Criticism. As the title shows the essay deals with four types of meaning which are also functions of language.
According to Richard, the important fact about the study of literature is that there several contributory meaning of different types. Language, particularly that of poetry, has several function to perform simultaneously. Of the many, four types of functions are noteworthy . They can be explained as fellows:-