from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See Table at Bible.
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- proper n. The twenty-second book of the Old Testament and the Bible, also known as the Canticle of Canticles and the Song of Songs.
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- n. an Old Testament book consisting of a collection of love poems traditionally attributed to Solomon but actually written much later
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The second is the Song of Songs, also known as the Song of Solomon, which is essentially a collection of erotic love poetry involving a young woman and a young man.
Brandon refers to the Song of Solomon when he is courting Dolores/Eden.
A rose and/or a lily in a vase also refers to the Song of Solomon 2:1-2.
He remembered that Uncle Matthew had told him that the Song of Solomon was a real love song or series of songs, and not, as the headlines to the chapters insisted, an allegorical description of Christ's love for the Church.
This consisted of one thousand and five songs, all of which have gone down in the flood of years, with the exception of the Song of Solomon, which is an epithalamium, in which pure wedded love is incarnated.
In the Hebrew scriptures there are found three distinct kinds of poetry, (1) that of the Book of Job and the Song of Solomon, which is dramatic; (2) that of the Book of Psalms, which is lyrical; and (3) that of the Book of Ecclesiastes, which is didactic and sententious.
The true poetry of such a love as this is the sonnet on spring in the Song of Solomon, which is far more voluptuous than it is passionate.
The Song of Solomon is a pastoral poem, but its pictures are true to nature.
The Song of Solomon is a fine poem -- but its mystical reference to religion lies too deep for a common understanding: if you read it, therefore, it will be rather as matter of curiosity than of edification.
On performance, Cunningham said the Song of Solomon is a great book to follow, and it even addresses aging couples.
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