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|English to English translations [PRO]|
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
|English term or phrase: melody that brings neighbor into harmony with neighbor|
|The full sentence is:|
Can we claim to have composed the elusive melody that brings neighbor into harmony with neighbor?
Is there any literary (or whatever) allusion (as I suspect)?
|English translation:my guess is...|
I think it might be a play on words, using the word harmony both in its meaning of good-will between neighbours, as well as in its musical sense.
Are they talking about real music being composed that appeals to a wide range of people, and so people wouldn't object if a neighbour plays it?
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|A 'melody' in the passage seems to be a methaphor -- of something that influences people so that they begin to show kindness, patience, etc. to each other. But there probably could be some other piece of art or folklore(maybe, a fairy tale?) where such peace-giving melody (now actually a melody) is mentioned. My question is whether there is one or this metaphor was invented by the author of the passage himself.|
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