The "category" aligns thought. Instead of ping-pong in all directions, a category is a nice neat cage with a name So for example something like "Eco-Poetry" can then become a structure, a DNA under a microscope. For months the professor stares at the results and then announces "Yes! this is Eco-Poetry." And here the reply of "So what!" to such announcement is deemed "unconstructive."
So how does one relate Carrots and Potato , Stalagmites and Pebbles to rivers
and streams and the impression of mountains, forests and hills. I'd argue for
structures that are center-less. Unnerving places, where the up and down lack
conviction. Worrisome it is. Unbalanced to the point where the mind reels to
unanswered questions. "Steady, Boys! Steady," was a late eighteenth century
solution. "Hearts of Oak" the song is called. It has the "Us Against Them" words,
the stirring music, and it rhymes.