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Allegory of Music by Filippino Lippi. The "Allegory of Music" is a popular theme in painting; in this example, Lippi uses symbols popular during the High Renaissance, many of which refer to Greek mythology.
.Allegory (from Greek: ἄλλος, allos, "other", and ἀγορεύειν, agoreuein, "to speak") is a figurative mode of representation conveying a meaning other than the literal.^ Modern day allegory allegory - 2 reference results Allegory An allegory (from αλλος, allos, "other", and αγορευειν, agoreuein, "to speak in public") is a figurative mode of representation conveying a meaning other than the literal .
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^ "Allegory is a trope which means something other than what it says".

^ An allegory is "a figurative representation conveying a meaning other than and in addition to the literal" - Wikipedia 4.
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.Allegory teaches a lesson through symbolism.^ Irrelevant," he asked, "I think it's great how enthusiastic you are about your allegory lesson plans and teaching Of Mice and Men.
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^ Before teaching this lesson, you'll need to explain what an allegory is.
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^ Use pictures to teach about symbols and what is an allegory.
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.Allegory communicates its message by means of symbolic figures, actions or symbolic representation.^ Allegory, symbols and meaning: Freemasonry sideways!

^ An allegory is a story that has many meanings and symbols in it.
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^ Modern day allegory allegory - 2 reference results Allegory An allegory (from αλλος, allos, "other", and αγορευειν, agoreuein, "to speak in public") is a figurative mode of representation conveying a meaning other than the literal .
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.Allegory is generally treated as a figure of rhetoric, but an allegory does not have to be expressed in language: it may be addressed to the eye, and is often found in realistic painting, sculpture or some other form of mimetic, or representative art.^ What does grafting represent in this allegory?
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^ Allegories are generally understood as rhetorical, and, as a form of rhetoric, are generally designed to persuade their audience.
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^ Allegory and Other Forms 1:15-3:15 .
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.Simply put, an allegory is a device that can be presented in literary form, such as a poem or novel, or in visual form, such as in painting or sculpture.^ Allegory can be found both in literature and in the visual arts, such as painting and sculpture.
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^ His allegory is clearly a literary device designed to illustrate a particular point, and is presented as such.

^ Allegory is generally treated as a figure of rhetoric , but an allegory does not have to be expressed in language : it may be addressed to the eye, and is often found in realistic painting , sculpture or some other form of mimetic , or representative art.
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.As a literary device, an allegory in its most general sense is an extended metaphor.^ This definition does not distinguish allegory from other kinds of non-literal writing; indeed, the term "figurative discourse" suggests that an allegory is simply an extended metaphor.
  • Article: Allegory in The Rambler.(Critical Essay) - Papers on Language & Literature | HighBeam Research - FREE trial 30 January 2010 1:23 UTC www.highbeam.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Plato's The Allegory of the Cave - Plato's The Allegory of the Cave In Plato’s “The Allegory of the Cave,” he suggests that there are two different forms of vision, a “mind’s eye” and a “bodily eye.” The “bodily eye” is a metaphor for the senses.
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^ Biblical allegory is much more than symbolic, figurative, or an extended metaphor.
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.As an artistic device, an allegory is a visual symbolic representation.^ Allegory in present day adds layers of depth to artwork, since artistic figures or literary characters can be meant to be both real and symbolic.
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^ Mar 22, 2002; Debate today over the distinction of allegory in relation to other modes of literary and artistic representation has largely...
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^ In considering the relationship between direct expression and the expression through allegory it is also necessary to consider the difference between symbolic and allegorical representation.

.An example of a simple visual allegory is the image of the grim reaper.^ The fables of Aesop and La Fontaine are examples of simple allegory.
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.Viewers understand that the image of the grim reaper is a symbolic representation of death.^ While certain objects and symbols in the art works may point the audience towards a particular artfor example, the paintbrush and canvas in the representation of "painting"are images simply symbols?
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.Nevertheless, images and fictions with several possible interpretations are not allegories in the true sense.^ In a sense, that steps outside the allegory, introducing the real God into a scheme in which God is allegorised under the guise of a variety of fictions.

^ Further, theological allegory was limited to a single use, interpreting the several meanings found in certain (far from all) historical passages in Scripture.
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^ Like the visions of Julian of Norwich, they are not, in the ordinary sense, compositional allegory, though it would be absurd to regard them as interpretive allegory.

Furthermore, not every fiction with general application is an allegory.

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.Northrop Frye discussed what he termed a "continuum of allegory", ranging from what he termed the "naive allegory" of The Faerie Queene, to the more private allegories of modern paradox literature.^ It is not to Hamlet's credit to have such testimony from Osric (Edwards n124-5) any more than Thomas Digges (i.e Hamlet, in terms of the allegory) would benefit from a recommendation by Walter Raleigh (i.e.
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^ More recent non-mythological allegories include Spenser's The Faerie Queene , Swift's Gulliver's Travels , Butler's Erewhon , and George Orwell's Animal Farm .
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^ Someone in the discussion at FiresideLearning referred to them as "allegories" but that is definitely a term that will not work, and actually has a very unfortunate connotation when it comes to material from the Hebrew Bible.

.In this perspective, the characters in a "naive" allegory are not fully three-dimensional, for each aspect of their individual personalities and the events that befall them embodies some moral quality or other abstraction; the allegory has been selected first, and the details merely flesh it out.^ Often, characters in allegories personify some abstract quality.
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^ The characters in an allegory often have no individual personality...qualities and other abstractions.
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^ The characters in an allegory often have no individual personality, but are embodiments of moral qualities and other abstractions.
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The classical era

.In classical literature two of the best-known allegories are the cave in Plato's Republic (Book VII) and the story of the stomach and its members in the speech of Menenius Agrippa (Livy ii.^ The Allegory of the Cave appears in The Republic, Plato’s famous dialogue on justice.
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^ You are reading "Plato’s Allegory of the Cave" .
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^ The Allegory of the Cave - The Allegory of the Cave Plato’s Allegory of the Cave is the most comprehensive and far-reaching analogy in his book, The Republic.
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32). .In Late Antiquity Martianus Capella organized all the information a fifth-century upper-class male needed to know into an allegory of the wedding of Mercury and Philologia, with the seven liberal arts as guests; Capella's allegory was widely read through the Middle Ages.^ Especially popular in the Middle Ages, the device made more acceptable the fantastic and sometimes bizarre world of personifications and symbolic objects characteristic of medieval allegory.
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^ As originally written, it covered the development of allegorical narrative from late classical antiquity to the Elizabethan poet Spenser's "Faerie Queene," with particular attention to the "Allegorical Love Poems of the Middle Ages" (the working title).
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^ Indeed, it is not at all unusual to read Bankim as one of the creators of Indian nationalism, who used devises such as allegory and personification extensively to convey his ideas.
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Other early allegories are found in the Hebrew Bible, for instance in the extended metaphor in Psalm 80 of the Vine, which is Israel[1] and Ezekiel 16 and 17.[2]

The medieval era

.Medieval thinking accepted allegory as having a reality underlying any rhetorical or fictional uses.^ In a sense, that steps outside the allegory, introducing the real God into a scheme in which God is allegorised under the guise of a variety of fictions.

^ How is Orwells use of allegory rhetorically successful?
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^ In brief, whereas allegory involves moving from reality to fiction, symbolism involves moving from fiction to reality, or from a lesser reality to a greater reality.
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.The allegory was as true as the facts of surface appearances.^ Allegory is a mode of discourse which covers under an historical narrative a true meaning which is different from its surface meaning, as in the case of Jacob wrestling with the angel.

^ Like the allegory of the Cave, The Matrix dramatically conveys the view that ordinary appearances do not depict true reality and that gaining the truth changes one’s life.

.Thus, the bull Unam Sanctam (1302) presents themes of the unity of Christendom with the pope as its head in which the allegorical details of the metaphors are adduced as actual facts on which is based a demonstration with the vocabulary of logic: "Therefore of this one and only Church there is one body and one head—not two heads as if it were a monster...^ There are really only two circumstances that warrant an allegorical story: .
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^ The one (holds) God and becoming (to be) opposing natures: there being two complexions, he refers to these as causes, (only) one being the cause of action.
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^ Nevertheless, there is at least one continuity between the real world and the computer-simulated world: your body.

.If, then, the Greeks or others say that they were not committed to the care of Peter and his successors, they necessarily confess that they are not of the sheep of Christ" (complete text).^ It is not incomplete only in that it is unavailable in its original form; it is also incomplete in the sense that it’s completion is indicated elsewhere, in some other time or text.
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^ PIGGY: a thinker; cares about others; serious; an outsider who does not fit; frequently says the right thing; understands how things are; an object of mockery.
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^ Moreover, if the New Testament authors were attempting to convince others that they knew what they were speaking about from a literal sense, they would have been very careful to get the facts correct.
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.In the late fifteenth century, the enigmatic Hypnerotomachia, with its elaborate woodcut illustrations, shows the influence of themed pageants and masques on contemporary allegorical representation, as humanist dialectic conveyed them.^ On every page, Kelley’s meticulous, subtle close readings engage in, rather than simply demonstrate, the demanding dialectical work of allegorical figuration.
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^ Even the lyric poem can be adapted to yield allegorical themes and was made to do so, for example, in the visionary and rhapsodic odes written during the high Romantic period after the late 18th century throughout Europe.
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^ Note: While some contemporary artists have continued to create allegorical works, this mode of storytelling in the visual arts was far more popular in earlier centuries.
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.The denial of medieval allegory as found in the eleventh-century works of Hugh of St Victor and Edward Topsell's Historie of Foure-footed Beastes (London, 1607, 1653) and its replacement in the study of nature with methods of categorization and mathematics by such figures as naturalist John Ray and the astronomer Galileo is thought to mark the beginnings of early modern science.^ Search Books by subject: Literary studies: general Courtly love in literature Literature, Medieval - History and criticism Literature, Modern - 15th and 16th centuries - History and criticism Social Science / General Allegory Courtly love Literature, Comparative Themes, motives Literary Criticism i.e., each book must be in subject 1 AND subject 2 AND ...
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^ The early authors of fable, following Aesop, wrote in verse; but in the 10th century there appeared collected fables, entitled Romulus, written in prose (and books such as this brought down into the medieval and modern era a rich tradition of prose fables).
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^ Moreover, how Servius read the Eclogues some four centuries after their publication can only be understood in relation to his work, his era and his pedagogic intentions.
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The modern era

.Since meaningful stories are nearly always applicable to larger issues, allegories may be read into many stories, sometimes distorting their author's overt meaning.^ ALLEGORESIS : the act of reading a story as an allegory .
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^ Look over, for example, the titles of many of the stories you may have read.
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^ We may wonder if Vergil would exclaim, "That is what I really meant" if he were to read Bernardus' interpretive allegory of the Aeneid.

For instance, many people have suggested that The Lord of the Rings is an allegory for the World Wars, in spite of J. R. R. Tolkien's emphatic statement in the introduction to the second edition, "It is neither allegorical nor topical....I cordially dislike allegory in all its manifestations, and always have done so since I grew old and wary enough to detect its presence."
.Where some requirements of "realism", in its flexible meanings, are set aside, allegory can come more strongly to the surface, as in the work of Bertold Brecht or Franz Kafka on one hand, or on the other in science fiction and fantasy, where an element of universal application and allegorical overtones are common, as with Dune.^ That brief analysis of Vergil's treatment of one character in the Aeneid is perhaps sufficiently detailed to show, on the one hand, that the poem contains some elements of allegory, and that in many respects it invites allegorical interpretation; but that, on the other hand, neither the Aeneid as a whole nor any major part of it was written as compositional allegory.

^ ASIDE : In drama, a few words or a short passage spoken by one character to the audience while the other a ctors on stage pretend their characters cannot hear the speaker's words.
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^ In order to appreciate the full rich meaning of the Allegory of Faith , one must acknowledge the community of believers at the Delft Papists' Corner.
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.Not every work of fiction is an allegory.^ The whole work is a fiction created to be read as an allegory.

^ But when focusing on the introduction of the gospel of John to students, the teacher might want to consider allegory, especially the allegory found in C.S. Lewis' fictional works.
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^ First of Several Interesting Allegories, and Works of Old Time Christian Fiction We Plan To Publish In Near Future.
  • Celestial Railroad, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1804-1864, An Allegory, on Gospel Web. 30 January 2010 1:23 UTC www.gospelweb.net [Source type: Original source]

Arthur Miller's The Crucible is character-driven historical drama with contemporary relevance, but not an allegory. .L. Frank Baum's The Wizard of Oz is plot-driven fantasy narrative in an extended fable with talking animals and broadly-sketched characters.^ L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is said to be a political and monetary allegory.
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^ One would be hard pressed to find any character, setting, or event in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz that does not have a "Populist parable" analogy.
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^ Furthermore, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz reflected Baum's belief in theosophy, a spiritualist/occultist quasi-religious movement that was popular in the late nineteenth century.
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.L. Frank Baum's "The Wizard of Oz" has been read as an allegory for the political problems of the time; however, it (as mentioned above with Tolkien's work) is possible that such allegory was read in after the fact.^ The Wizard of Oz as a satirical allegory of money and politics in 1900 .
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^ In The Historian's Wizard of Oz: Reading L. Frank Baum's Classic as a Political and Monetary Allegory , Dighe concludes that the story "is almost certainly not a conscious Populist allegory," but, like Parker, he believes "the book works" as one (2002, 8).
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^ Indeed, it is not at all unusual to read Bankim as one of the creators of Indian nationalism, who used devises such as allegory and personification extensively to convey his ideas.
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List of allegorical works by genre

Art

Titian's Allegory of Age Governed by Prudence, with three human heads symbolising age and the triple-headed beast (dog, lion, wolf) standing for prudence.
Jan Vermeer's work, The Allegory of Painting.
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The English School's Allegory of Queen Elizabeth with Father Time at her right and Death looking over her left shoulder.
^ In the Bhagavata Purana allegory, King Puranjana and his Queen enjoy life for some time in the City of Nine Gates.
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^ Serious students of English literature, and medieval literature in general, will find "The Allegory of Love" more than worth their time.
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^ This theme, which generates allegory at once, recurs in later English poetry right up to modern times with T.S. Eliot's Four Quartets .
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Two cherubs are removing the weighty crown from her tired head.
Some elaborate and successful specimens of allegory are to be found in the following works, arranged in approximate chronological order:

Literature

Literature of the classical era

Literature of mediaeval era

Literature of modern era

Film

See also

References

  1. ^ Kennedy, George A. (1999). Classical Rhetoric and Its Christian and Secular Tradition from Ancient to Modern Times (Second ed.). UNC Press. p. 142. ISBN 0-8078-4769-0. http://books.google.com/books?id=LHHYx4idyPEC&pg=PA142. Retrieved 2009-08-07. 
  2. ^ Jones, Alexander, ed (1968). The Jerusalem Bible (Reader's ed.). Doubleday & Company. pp. 1186, 1189. ISBN 0-385-01156-3. 
  3. ^ Peter Harrison, The Bible, Protestantism, and the rise of natural science, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 0-521-59196-1, pages 1 to 10 ("Introduction")
  4. ^ Roppolo, Joseph Patrick. "Meaning and 'The Masque of the Red Death'", collected in Poe: A Collection of Critical Essays, edited by Robert Regan. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1967. p. 134

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Allegory / Allégorie
by Charles Baudelaire, translated by Frank Pearce Sturm
NOTE: No. 114 in the 1861 edition of ".The Flowers of Evil" / "Les Fleurs du mal".^ The Flowers of Evil " / "Les Fleurs du mal" .
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^ Charles Baudelaire Les Fleurs du mal F LEURS DU MAL Allégorie .
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Translated by F. P. Sturm (1879 - 1942), published 1905. Source: The Poems and Prose Poems of Charles Baudelaire with an Introductory Preface by James Huneker, 1919.


.Allegory


Here is a woman, richly clad and fair,
Who in her wine dips her long, heavy hair;
Love’s claws, and that sharp poison which is sin,
Are dulled against the granite of her skin.
^ Allegory Here is a woman, richly clad and fair, Who in her wine dips her long, heavy hair; Love’s claws, and that sharp poison which is sin, Are dulled against the granite of her skin.
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^ The erotic love songs of the "Song of Songs" have been interpreted by both Jewish and Christian scholars as an allegory of the soul; it is not about carnal love between man and woman, but the spiritual love between the soul and God.

^ It is possible to say that a red rose is the symbol of love, but it is not possible to reduce Medusa, for example, to an allegory of fatal woman, or an allegory of ideal woman.
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.Death she defies, Debauch she smiles upon,
For their sharp scythe-like talons every one
Pass by her in their all-destructive play;
Leaving her beauty till a later day.
^ Death she defies, Debauch she smiles upon, For their sharp scythe-like talons every one Pass by her in their all-destructive play; Leaving her beauty till a later day.
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^ Even Solomon in all his splendor was not dressed like one of these.
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^ And I hadn't seen one cat track all day.
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.Goddess she walks; sultana in her leisure;
She has Mohammed’s faith that heaven is pleasure,
And bids all men forget the world’s alarms
Upon her breast, between her open arms.
^ The Hebrew holy men became so God-conscious, that they were in fact the guide for all the major religions of the world.
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^ And though all men may deny your faith, and though no man may know your name -- Though youd be defamed!, THAT day lead forth a company.

^ The essence of what men are only now beginning to perceive, is that the language was written multidimensional -- and its vision of reality was not of this world, but from the perception of the soul and spirit of all of Creation.
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.She knows, and she believes, this sterile maid,
Without whom the world’s onward dream would fade,
That bodily beauty is the supreme gift
Which may from every sin the terror lift.
^ The believer will rightly ask, if God wants us to know what to believe, why would the scriptures contain events that did not, and even what could not have happened?
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^ Socrates states how the prisoners must know nothing except what they are shown and in every way must believe that the truth is nothing other than that.
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^ Without ever personally viewing the war, and having no proven facts, only the television, most people would believe it.
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.Hell she ignores, and Purgatory defies;
And when black Night shall roll before her eyes,
She will look straight in Death’s grim face forlorn,
Without remorse or hate — as one new born.
^ Hell she ignores, and Purgatory defies; And when black Night shall roll before her eyes, She will look straight in Death’s grim face forlorn, Without remorse or hate — as one new born.
  • Allegory - Wikisource 30 January 2010 1:23 UTC en.wikisource.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If you are in class and look over to see a friend rolling her eyes, that action symbolizes to you that she is bored.

^ With his good looks, charisma, fund of experience and roving eye, one might be forgiven on first meeting him to class him as an attractive rogue, a playboy.
  • Senoi, Kilton Stewart and The Mystique of Dreams: Further Thoughts on an Allegory About an Allegory, G. William Domhoff 30 January 2010 1:23 UTC www.sawka.com [Source type: Original source]


The note on the translation:
.This translation is hosted with different licensing information than from the original text.^ This translation is hosted with different licensing information than from the original text.
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^ So the text that we have today is made up of three chapters that are an English translation of Bakim’s Bangla translation of the English original, plus the remaining chapters as Bankim had written them originally in English.
  • The Allegory of Rajmohan’s Wife 30 January 2010 1:23 UTC www.makarand.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Perhaps the English translation is less metaphorical than the Arabic original, but it is not less expressive of meaning.
  • Allegory in Arabic Expressions of Speech and Silence 30 January 2010 1:23 UTC www.asianabsolute.co.uk [Source type: Original source]

The translation status applies to this edition.
Original:
PD-icon.svg This work published before January 1, 1923 is in the .public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.^ He died of consumption five years ago at the age of 42, leaving various unfinished MSS. behind him, which he desired his executor to destroy.
  • Allegory. | Books | guardian.co.uk 30 January 2010 1:23 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ Jess PS -- GOMP = new criticism dies years ago -- thankfully.
  • Main > Greasy Lake As An Allegory 30 January 2010 1:23 UTC www.tcboyle.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I agree with this, today even more than 100 years ago.
  • Mystic-State Theory of Metaphor, Myth, and Allegory 30 January 2010 1:23 UTC www.egodeath.com [Source type: Original source]

Translation:
PD-icon.svg This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1923.
.The author died in 1942, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 60 years or less.^ I have read and agree to the Terms and Conditions , including the requirement that my submission does not infringe on anyone's copyright because I am the original author.
  • allegory (art and literature) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 30 January 2010 1:23 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • dream allegory (literary genre) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 30 January 2010 1:23 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: General]

^ Rhizome also supports Creative Commons licenses , which allow creators to shift the terms of copyright from "All Rights Reserved" to "Some Rights Reserved," therefore enabling authors to mark their creative works with the cultural freedoms they abide by.
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^ Award-winning author Danielle Ackley-McPhail has worked both sides of the publishing industry for over fifteen years.

.This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.^ The term 'allegory' refers to different methods of interpretation and to different types of works and it has been defined by grammarians and applied by critics variously from one age to another.
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^ Except as otherwise permitted by written agreement, uses of the work inconsistent with U.S. and applicable foreign copyright and related laws are prohibited.

^ Cicero and Quintilian furnish us with examples of the term allegoria that may serve as standards of immediate relevance to the Eclogues and the earliest commentators of the poetic work.
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1911 encyclopedia

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From LoveToKnow 1911

.ALLEGORY (allos, other, and agoreuein, to speak), a figurative representation conveying a meaning other than and in addition to the literal.^ It basically means to speak figuratively.
  • What is the Allegorical Method of Interpretation ? 30 January 2010 1:23 UTC www.scionofzion.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Modern day allegory allegory - 2 reference results Allegory An allegory (from αλλος, allos, "other", and αγορευειν, agoreuein, "to speak in public") is a figurative mode of representation conveying a meaning other than the literal .
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^ "Allegory is a trope which means something other than what it says".

.It is generally treated as a figure of rhetoric, but the medium of representation is not necessarily language.^ It is generally treated as a figure of rhetoric , but the medium of representation is not necessarily language.

^ Allegory is generally treated as a figure of rhetoric, but an allegory does not have to be expressed in language: it may be addressed to the eye, and is often found in realistic painting, sculpture or some other form of mimetic, or representative art.

^ It is generally treated as a figure of rhetoric , but an allegory does not have to be expressed in language : it may be addressed to the eye, and is often found in painting , sculpture or some form of mimetic art .
  • What is Allegory? 30 January 2010 1:23 UTC www.siue.edu [Source type: Original source]

.An allegory may be addressed to the eye, and is often embodied in painting, sculpture or some form of mimetic art.^ An allegory may be addressed to the eye, and is often embodied in painting , sculpture or some form of mimetic art.

^ Allegory is generally treated as a figure of rhetoric, but an allegory does not have to be expressed in language: it may be addressed to the eye, and is often found in realistic painting, sculpture or some other form of mimetic, or representative art.

^ It is generally treated as a figure of rhetoric , but an allegory does not have to be expressed in language : it may be addressed to the eye, and is often found in painting , sculpture or some form of mimetic art .
  • What is Allegory? 30 January 2010 1:23 UTC www.siue.edu [Source type: Original source]

.The etymological meaning of the word is wider than that which it bears in actual use.^ The etymological meaning of the word is broader than the common use of the word.
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  • Definition of allegory 30 January 2010 1:23 UTC www.speechmastery.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Allegory - Srafopedia 30 January 2010 1:23 UTC www.hisdarkmaterials.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The etymological meaning of the word is wider than that which it bears in actual use.
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^ Some later allegorists like Dryden and Orwell used allegory as a method of satire : their hidden meanings are political rather than religious.

.An allegory is distinguished from a metaphor by being longer sustained and more fully carried out in its details, and from an analogy by the fact that the one appeals to the imagination and the other to the reason.^ Though A is similar to other rhetorical comparisons, it is sustained longer and more fully in its details than a metaphor.
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^ It will appeal to the imagination, while an analogy will appeal to reason or logic.
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^ Though it is similar to other rhetorical comparisons, an allegory is sustained longer and more fully in its details than a metaphor, and appeals to imagination, while an analogy appeals to reason or logic.

.The fable or parable is a short allegory with one definite moral.^ The fable or parable is a short allegory with one definite moral.” .

^ How is allegory different from parable and fable?
  • allegory Facts, information, pictures | Encyclopedia.com articles about allegory 30 January 2010 1:23 UTC www.encyclopedia.com [Source type: Academic]
  • ALLEGORY – FREE ALLEGORY information | Encyclopedia.com: Find ALLEGORY research 30 January 2010 1:23 UTC www.encyclopedia.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Definition: An allegory is a short moral story.

.The allegory has been a favourite form in the literature of nearly every nation.^ The allegory has been a favourite form in the literature of nearly every nation.

^ The allegory has been a favorite form in the literature of nearly every nation.
  • What is Allegory? 30 January 2010 1:23 UTC www.siue.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ Allegory has been a favourite form in the literature of nearly every nation.
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.The Hebrew scriptures present frequent instances of it, one of the most beautiful being the comparison of the history of Israel to the growth of a vine in the Both psalm.^ The Hebrew scriptures present frequent instances of it, one of the most beautiful being the comparison of the history of Israel to the growth of a vine in the 80th Psalm.
  • What is Allegory? 30 January 2010 1:23 UTC www.siue.edu [Source type: Original source]
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^ The Hebrew scriptures present frequent instances of it, one of the most beautiful being the comparison of the history of Israel to the growth of a vine in the Both psalm .

^ In the eightieth Psalm there is a beautiful allegory: “Thou hast brought a vine out of Egypt,” etc.
  • Allegory (WebBible™ Encyclopedia) - ChristianAnswers.Net 30 January 2010 1:23 UTC christiananswers.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In classical literature one of the best known allegories is the story of the stomach and its members in the speech of Menenius Agrippa (Livy ii.^ Lord of the Flies is best known as an allegory.
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^ In classical literature one of the best known allegories is the story of the stomach and its members in the speech of Menenius Agrippa ( Livy ii.
  • What is Allegory? 30 January 2010 1:23 UTC www.siue.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ In classical literature two of the best-known allegories are the cave of shadowy representations in Plato 's Republic (Book VII) and the story of the stomach and its members in the speech of Menenius Agrippa ( Livy ii.
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32); and several occur in Ovid's Metamorphoses. .Perhaps the most elaborate and the most successful specimens of allegory are to be found in the works of English authors.^ Perhaps the most elaborate and the most successful specimens of allegory are to be found in the works of English authors.

^ The most obvious use of allegory is work-length narratives such as the medieval Everyman or Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress.
  • Information on Allegory | Reference - Dictionaries | Reference.com 30 January 2010 1:23 UTC ask.reference.com [Source type: General]

^ The most obvious use of allegory is work-length narratives such as the medieval Everyman or Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress .

.Spenser's Faerie Queene, Swift's Tale of a Tub, Addison's Vision of Mirza,
and, above all, Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, are examples that it would be impossible to match in elaboration, beauty and finesse, from the literature of any other nation.^ (Addisons Vision of Mirza and Bunyans Pilgrims Progress are among the best allegories in all literature.
  • Allegory, - Smith's Bible Dictionary Online 30 January 2010 1:23 UTC www.biblestudytools.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Spenser's Faerie Queene, Swift's Tale of a Tub, Addison's Vision of Mirza, and, above all, Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, are examples that it would be impossible to match in elaboration, beauty and finesse, from the literature of any other nation.

^ (Addison?s Vision of Mirza and Bunyan?s Pilgrim?s Progress are among the best allegories in all literature.
  • NETBible: Allegory 30 January 2010 1:23 UTC net.bible.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]



Bible wiki

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From BibleWiki

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used only in Gal 4:24, where the apostle refers to the history of Isaac the free-born, and Ishmael the slave-born, and makes use of it allegorically.
^ Isaac the free-born, and Ishmael the slave-born, and makes use of it allegorically.
  • allegory 30 January 2010 1:23 UTC dictionary.die.net [Source type: Academic]
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^ So Paul uses allegory to make the Hebrew Bible mean something quite the opposite of what its literal meaning tells us: the children of Abraham through Isaac are not the Jews, but rather than Christians (the free children of the promise), while it is the children of Abraham through Ishmael who are the Jews (the slave children of the covenant God made on Sinai).

^ Source: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary Allegory used only in Gal.

.Every parable is an allegory.^ Every parable is an allegory.
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.Nathan (2 Sam 12:1-4) addresses David in an allegorical narrative.^ Nathan ( 2 Samuel 12:1-4 ) addresses David in an allegorical narrative.

^ David in an allegorical narrative.
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^ Posted by: David Vincenti on January 12, 2004 7:32 AM I think you need to pay more attention to the role of Gollum in your allegorical reading.
  • defective yeti: Lord Of The Ring Of Fire 30 January 2010 1:23 UTC www.defectiveyeti.com [Source type: General]

.In the eightieth Psalm there is a beautiful allegory: "Thou broughtest a vine out of Egypt," etc.^ In the eightieth Psalm there is a beautiful allegory: "Thou broughtest a vine out of Egypt," etc.
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^ The Hebrew scriptures present frequent instances of it, one of the most beautiful being the comparison of the history of Israel to the growth of a vine in the 80th Psalm.
  • What is Allegory? 30 January 2010 1:23 UTC www.siue.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ The Hebrew scriptures present frequent instances of it, one of the most beautiful being the comparison of the history of Israel to the growth of a vine in the Both psalm .

.In Eccl 12:2-6, there is a striking allegorical description of old age.^ On the outside, allegorical figures are depicted, representing both qualities such as Old Age and vices such as Envy—neither of which have any place in the world of courtly love.
  • C.S. Lewis Today: Lewis and Allegory 30 January 2010 1:23 UTC www.cslewistoday.com [Source type: Original source]

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. Tempera on panel, 61 × 51 cm, c. 1500.

The "Allegory of Music" is a popular theme in painting; in this example, Lippi uses symbols popular during the High Renaissance, many of which refer to Greek mythology.]]
An allegory (from Greek αλλος, "other", and αγορευειν, agoreuein, "to speak in public") is a story which has a hidden meaning. The characters in allegorical stories are symbols which represent particular ideas. The story has a figurative meaning, not just a literal one.

Allegory is an example of rhetoric, but an allegory does not have to be a story in language. It may be something to look at, such as a painting or sculpture.

An allegory is like a long metaphor. People have to use their imagination to understand what it is trying to say. A fable or parable is a short allegory with one basic idea (a moral).

Sometimes people say that stories have meanings which the author, in fact, did not intend. For instance, many people have suggested that The Lord of the Rings was an allegory for the World Wars, but, in fact, it was written well before the outbreak of World War II, and J.R.R. Tolkien said that it was not an allegory. In this way people sometimes change the author’s ideas. Sometimes they do it for their own political reasons.

Examples

Allegory has been a favourite form in the literature of nearly every nation. It is often used as a way of criticizing things or people where it would not be possible to do so directly.

In classical literature Plato and Ovid wrote allegories. Dante Alighieri wrote allegories in The Divine Comedy. In the Middle Ages Everyman was a morality play. John Bunyan’s The Pilgrim's Progress tells the story of a man trying to lead a Christian life. Jonathan Swift wrote Gulliver's Travels, which tells about the strange customs of (made-up) faraway countries, but he was really criticizing things about his own country, the United Kingdom. Animal Farm by George Orwell is another example of an allegory, this time of the Soviet Union during Josef Stalin's era and the Russian Revolution. Some of the characters can be directly linked to figures during that time.

Songs may also include allegories. "Waist Deep In The Big Muddy" tells a story of American soldiers in the 1800s, ordered by their commander to march into the Mississippi River, which they could never cross on foot. In truth, it told the story of soldiers fighting in the Vietnam War in the 1960s, and being expected to do the white guys bidding.

Allegories still continue to be popular today. Pictures, films and plays can be allegories. William Golding’s novel Lord of the Flies also has allegorical meaning. Star Trek used a great deal of allegory, to look at social conditions and moral values in the present, while telling stories based in the future. Alien races were often a reflection of Earth's own races and countries.

Allegorical artworks include Sandro Botticelli's La Primavera (Allegory of Spring) and Jan Vermeer's The Allegory of Painting.


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