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a. Of, relating to, or characteristic of the body. See Synonyms at bodily.
b. Existing or manifesting in bodily form.
2. Of a material nature; tangible: corporeal property.

[From Latin corporeus, from corpus, corpor-, body; see kwrep- in Indo-European roots.]

cor·po′re·al′i·ty (-ăl′ĭ-tē), cor·po′re·al·ness n.
cor·po′re·al·ly adv.
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Ruskin defined the pathetic fallacy as that "state of mind" which produces "a falseness in all our impressions of external things." (5) The pathetic fallacy projects inner, subjective experience where it doesn't belong, onto what Ruskin calls "pure physical nature"--which he describes as "mere cold corporealness" and as "dead enough in itself." (6) The implication is that we know with certainty what nature is (purely physical, inert) and isn't (animated, expressive).
Precisely because the young man regards nature as "mere cold corporealness," in Ruskin's phrase, he is able to impress his image upon it at will.
A contemplation originating in the world, a gaze beginning with the corporealness of the body, seeks to illuminate the connection between the perception of the body and the perception (not imaginary hallucination) of the self.