Making It, Literally
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Toward the close of the preceding chapter, I began asking what a disciplined literary reading of the Song of Songs might be (i.e., one that attempts to read the metaphors at face value) to focus on what I called the metaphoric screen rather than assume something lies behind it—either the theological truths of medieval exegesis or the carnal and very human romps of modern interpretation. Yet that chapter was really an initial foray, requiring more systematic analysis.
KeywordsNatural World Apple Tree Possessive Pronoun Human Love Rugged Mountain
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