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ephemeral

Biology
1. a short-lived organism, such as the mayfly
2. a plant that completes its life cycle in less than one year, usually less than six months

ephemeral

Temporary. Fleeting. Transitory. See ephemeral message app.
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An obvious example is the ephemeralness and difficulty of programming television as that technology originally evolved.
The initial ephemeralness of the "I" designates an unreal subject, whose playful movement among the natural elements (wind, water) is created through linguistic repetition: the recurring linguistic designation "I" provides the illusion of constancy, yet the speaker is, in actuality, disembodied.
Family portraits, love, travels, Venice, Sicily, literary-artistic myths, ephemeralness, reminisences about the dead, loneliness--everything that it was customary to put into so-called lyric poetry.