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The visual perception of sound referred to in this verse has long been understood as a cross-sensory metaphor intended to convey the wondrousness nature of divine revelation, something deemed absent from modern life.
8-inch window onto wondrousness and certainly a major selling point.
For that strange spectacle observable in all sperm whales dying--the turning sunwards of the head, and so expiring--that strange spectacle, beheld of such a placid evening, somehow to Ahab conveyed a wondrousness unknown before.
John Marston's Tragedy of Sophonisba (1606), names its heroine on the play's title page as "the wonder of women" Exploring female virginity, Thomas Rist notes Sophonisba's wondrousness includes Mary's qualities of "womanhood, ho liness, female constancy, and glory" as well as her status as a married virgin (115).
BBoWs, says novelist and Sarah Lawrence College writing teacher Melvin Jules Bukiet, are produced according to a sure-fire recipe: "Take mawkish self-indulgence, add a heavy dollop of creamy nostalgia, season with magic realism, stir in complacency of faith, and you've got wondrousness.
The immediate purpose of such critical movements is to legitimize their favored group, practice, or ideology, whether to demonstrate that statuary witnesses to the wondrousness of homosexuality or to suggest that painting serves as propaganda for colonialist exploitation or to show that literature reports on the progress of women and women's rights.
The "unspoken wondrousness of sex" argument more closely approximates the attitude of folklorists toward instruction in fieldwork.
This wondrousness is linked, throughout the text, with the sense of finance capitalism as swindle and deception, particularly through Dick's continuous references to owning Erie railroad stock.
In the "blue-bleak" dying ashes Hopkins sees a wonder greater than strength--but this wondrousness lies in the color of blood, when the embers "Fall, gall themselves, and gash gold-vermilion" (1.