Clarion call

Clarion call

A clarion call is a powerful request for action or an irresistible mandate. It derives from the cloud of a clarion, a medieval trumpet. It is frequently used in a religious context, and is the name of several missionary Christian groups. It is also used in a political context, in that a politician issues a challenge for action from the public.

In literature, it is a point in the plot where a character receives clear justification or incentive for his or her actions in the future of the plot.

Is mentioned in the Simon & Garfunkel song Scarborough Fair (Sleeps unaware of the clarion call)

Clarion Call is the name of the student newspaper of Clarion University.

The Clarion Call is also a song by the Swedish power metal band Falconer.

The term is also an integral part of the Alma Mater Hymn of San Beda College, a Catholic private school run by the Order of St. Benedict in the Philippines.

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