unexchangeability


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Noun1.unexchangeability - the quality of being incapable of exchange or interchange
unchangeability, unchangeableness, unchangingness, changelessness - the quality of being unchangeable; having a marked tendency to remain unchanged
incommutability - the quality of being not interchangeable
irreplaceableness - the quality of being irreplaceable
exchangeability, fungibility, interchangeability, interchangeableness - the quality of being capable of exchange or interchange
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For the poet and theorist Allen Grossman, the unexchangeability of literary language for other language stands for the uniqueness and the unexchangeability of human persons: "a poem has the same singularity as a self." And yet we are like one another, so that what I feel might be like what you feel; otherwise there would be no poems.
And because of "the unexchangeability of human things" (22), it is only such stubbornly individual accounts that can show to others how, each and all, they too might listen to, and let themselves be cultivated, by any correspondent "breathings for incommunicable powers" wafting into their own, ineluctably separate gardens.