Its first landscape shot occurs thirteen minutes in, a widescreen vision of snow-covered mountains accompanied by Maurice Jarre's deific
Proponents of this idea should not bat an eyelid when another rogue governor decides to relocate Kano Government House to the climax of Dala Hill, believed to be the first settlement in Kano where Barbushe offered deific
service to the pagan clan in the 7th Century.
Melville invokes a deific
presence as plainly as he can--the sky exhibits "a soft glory as of the fleece of the Lamb of God" as Billy takes "the full rose of the dawn" on his upturned face--but, as he notes, Holy Writ is no longer much attended to, and the scene itself, with all it represents, is "practically the abrogation of everything but brute Force" (470, 469).
The ancient Greeks and Romans both worshiped a deific
entity (Jupiter) known as "Pater, omnipotens Aether" and "Magnus Aether" 
After all, its icons are demi-gods and their verse, deific
Those groups marked epidermally by blackness were viewed as a deviation from this normativity--which was never quite severed from its deific
stature--and were rationalized as unnatural, which consequently necessitated its extinguishment.
omnipotence and claiming control over his own destiny.
In such an earthly arena, the legal players, essentially oblivious to healing and justice, seek to self-aggrandize and awe the audience with their own deific
Aurora's hands and lovely Thetis' foot." As Leah Scragg notes in her edition of the play, these references to deific
body parts provide "indices of outstanding beauty," but at the same time, this jumble of body parts parodies the Petrarchan motif of the blazon, and therefore undercuts the aesthetic effect of the dissection of heavenly beauty.
Cider Mill, however, does include in its Book II several poems originally found in Sequel to Drum-Taps but later moved to other clusters in Leaves of Grass, including "Chanting the Square Deific
," and "I heard you, Solemn-sweet Pipes of the Organ." The result is a Book II that is a little bit Sequel to Drum-Taps and a little bit Memories of President Lincoln.
He had a Platonic and deific
vision of the world yet to come that can be gleaned from his own works and certainly the many volumes written on his political thought and his leadership during and after the Revolution.
A man nearing his eighth decade elevated after more than 30 years as a working politician to almost deific
status by those starved of political inspiration, a man called upon to address an endless array of highly charged gatherings and to adopt a messiah's mantle.