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The Consolation of Boethius as Poetic Liturgy$
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Stephen Blackwood

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780198718314

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718314.001.0001

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Conclusion to Part II

Conclusion to Part II

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(p.139) Conclusion to Part II
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The Consolation of Boethius as Poetic Liturgy
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DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718314.003.0007

We have just heard how sound—along with the other senses—awakens the rest of the soul. The metric repetitions, each a recollection of an earlier sound, are themselves like the levels of knowing in the personality: each higher (or subsequent) one includes those that have come before, while the lower (or earlier) ones initiate the possibility of the higher (or later). The lower forms of knowing awaken the higher, just as the earlier rhythms provide the basis for a more complex aural perception. But the later metric occurrences answer, or heal, or more fully ...

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