Semiotics Table

Signifier                                                                                     Signified                                                                           Literal Meaning
Four aluminium towers                                              tall narrow buildings                                             tall building, either free standing or
                                                                                                                                                                          forming a part of a building
seven gates                                                                   barrier/ protector                                                  a hinged barrier used to close an
                                                                                                                                                                           opening in a wall, fence or hedge
drawbridges                                                                 passage                                                                  a bridge, especially over a moat which is
                                                                                                                                                                          hinged at one end so that it may
                                                                                                                                                                           be raised to prevent people crossing
canals                                                                             man- made waterway                                        an artificial waterway constructed to
                                                                                                                                                                       allow the passage of boats or ships
                                                                                                                                                                       inland or to convey water for irrigation
nine quarters                                                               divided into sections                                            be stationed or lodged in a specified
                                                                                                                                                                         place
my eye returns to contemplate                       he is longing to go back to the desert                     he wants to go back but it is too late
the desert expanses
this path is only one of the many                    out of many, this was one path                                out of many, this is one path and others
paths that opened in front of me                                                                                                            are yet to open
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