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It proposed a relationship of tensity between language and experience which was complex, subtle and of immense range, and fundamentally musical.
He states that we label the similar experience in our civilized culture as an "abaissement du niveau mental," and describes it as "a slackening of the tensity of consciousness, which might be compared to a low barometric reading, presaging bad weather.
Thus, when he has sex with Bessie before he kills her, we learn that she tells him not to force her to have sex, but that the "loud demand of the tensity of his own body was a voice that drowned out hers" (270).