The mechanisms that govern this transition between the precompetent and metamorphically
competent states are unknown.
After all, lust as the "mighty phantoms of an elder day" include figures as different as Plato and Caesar, Bacon and Constantine (253, 260-87), so too the ribald crowd at the end is metamorphically
imaged through a spectrum of different figures: bats and apes, but also "elves / Danc[ing] in a thousand unimagined shapes" (490-91), forms that disclose a strange vitality within "periods of the decay of social life" (DP, 520).
This movie is thus a meditation on the resurrection of the flesh, a fact indicated in the very name of Ledgard's estate, where he carries out his malevolent rituals of fleshly resurrection: Cigarra (cicada), alluding to the insect that "dies" beneath the earth to be metamorphically
MIP: A method for identifying metamorphically
used words in discourse.
Fashionable people, then, seem to be stripped of their past and to live metamorphically
from moment to moment.
Pursued "by the strangest of forms, by fabulous creations" (39), he now "dispers[es] his life and feelings over the images of that empty, plastic nature" (38) and enter[s] a dream-like liminal state where "his own existence" as a separate being, in other words, his very identity becomes metamorphically
indeterminate when he discovers himself "at one with these curious objects" (39).
Larvae from all four species became metamorphically
competent and the hydrogen peroxide inducer yielded the highest percent metamorphosis.
vivifying imagination is at its most intense here; the central agon (debate) pits Better Argument, praiser of the old ways and days and virtues, against Worse Argument, a glib & constructor of traditional mores.
Life is seen as a process of ebb and flow, rather than as a series of events; it changes metamorphically
just as nature does from season to season, age to age, birth to death, in endless rhythms of renewal.
The rock fragments were altered metamorphically
and cemented into a breccia by newly formed hedenbergite.
And Polly's lyrics are ferociously scarifying, funny, polymorphously perverse and metamorphically
metaphoric as they survey and X-ray the scar tissue that covers human psyches and relationships.
The ephemeral art of nonvisual musical expression is also quite aged, and yet always seems to be metamorphically
challenging itself to mutate into something even more insubstantial and transcendental.