Providing a name made an irregular four-sided figure seem quite regular in the previous illustration. On first presentation, Figure 15.5 has little meaning. In response to the question "What is this?" we assume that the otherwise meaningless forms can be organized in some meaningful way or the question would not have been asked. To the extent that we force some meaning on the lines in the figure, it is likely that the curved lines will have little relationship with the straight lines. However, when the figure is given the title "A Washerwoman Cleaning the Floor," all of the lines in the figure become meaningful. As in many other illustrations in this book, once the figure is given meaning, it is almost impossible to look at it and have the same perception which existed before you knew what it was (Osgood, 1953).