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Figure 14: "Sonnenaufgang," mm 329-340.
upon his failed attempt to look at the sun. Goethe uses the image of the sun and its light to
represent the ordered universe, eternal truth, and the divine.2' In this pivotal scene Faust begins
t o gain insight into life's meaning and humankind's role in the infinite design..
Once again, the vocal line reflects the natural verbal accentuations of the text and depicts
unity. Tempo and repeating rhythmic motives are important structural elements in this section
of Schumann's music. The rhythmic energy is derived from an increase in tempo marked Lebhaft
(lively), a change in meter to common time, and a rhythmic motive in the violins. The
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