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placed in the order of their importance," according to Ruskin, are "Savageness, Changefulness, Naturalism, Grotesqueness, Rigidity, Redundance" (SV 184).
I look at relevance and the sense of the present, at changefulness and the conditions of the text's production, at the challenges Fors sets before its readers, at Ruskin's responses to the particularities of his own life in the early 1870s.
But its inertia kept it from dealing with the disorder and changefulness and all the other complexities of nineteenth-century life.
He can admire, although he cannot worship, this imperishable changefulness, and, while he knows that nothing lasts for ever, he can endeavour to impart the cosmic lepos to his verses; whatever the fate of these may be, the lepos is coeval with the universe, in nature the stamp of beauty and in poetry the signature of truth.
In his novels a sense of the wretched changefulness of the world, of which he was so often reminded, persists.
The nature of the sea here is one of unfaltering changefulness, and we see in the image of the wave rearing up over the shore a sort of cycling that echoes the constant metamorphosis of form throughout the poem.
Milosz puts a question mark at the end of his poem's title for a good reason--it suggests that no poet will ever capture the changefulness of being.
Even Ruskin, that great apostle of changefulness, could scarcely have welcomed the north-east corner with its transitions from oak, to brick, to render, to High-Tech glazing, to glass blocks.
Consider, for example, how his famous explication of "The Nature of Gothic" does not simply describe but pointedly enumerates and names key Gothic elements (Savageness, Changefulness, Grotesque, etc.
And, as Michelson points out, Twain remained to the last committed to changefulness and liberty and so never "settled down to be optimistic, nihilistic, or anything else as a literary artist" (222).