Introductory Concepts
Elementary Relationships
Extensions of Verbal Behavior
Multiple Controlling Relationships
Building on the Elementary Relationships

42.5 Formal Control in Literature, Poetry, and Humor

A final factor determining the emission, in this case, is the formal source of strength, the previous response “must.” Neither “must” nor “chimney sweepers” is likely to evoke the response “dust” by itself. But of all the response forms strengthened by the main thematic source, “come to dust” is the strongest because of the additional two sources of strength.

In literature and poetry, the golden aspects of childhood and femininity often succumb to the inevitability of decay and mortality.
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