What is cohere?

  • (verb): Cause to form a united, orderly, and aethestically consistent whole.
    Example: "Religion can cohere social groups"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on cohere, coheres:

The Cantos - Structure
... to William Cookson, the final two cantos show that Pound has been unable to make his materials cohere, while they insist that the world itself still does cohere ... (as shattered by modern existence) can cohere in the "field" of poetry ...
The Cantos - Drafts and Fragments of Cantos CX–CXVII
... And I am not a demigod, I cannot make it cohere ... the Sacred Edict on self-knowledge and the demigod/cohere lines relate directly to Pound's translation of the Women of Trachis ... In this, the demigod Herakles cries out "WHAT SPLENDOUR / IT ALL COHERES" as he is dying ...

More definitions of "cohere":

  • (verb): Have internal elements or parts logically connected so that aesthetic consistency results.
    Example: "The principles by which societies cohere"
  • (verb): Come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation.
    Example: "The sushi rice grains cohere"
    Synonyms: cling, cleave, adhere, stick