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Synonyms for allegory

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Synonyms for allegory

a short moral story (often with animal characters)

an expressive style that uses fictional characters and events to describe some subject by suggestive resemblances

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Because of space limitations in this article, this study will only look at two key moments in Garcia's career as an allegorist: his first and his final two albums, which were released during the years of the rise and fall of the military dictatorship respectively.
She simply seems to draw an opposite conclusion from this fact, perhaps based on the unfortunate assumption that medieval allegory and allegorists did not much value that level.
The collection is wide ranging in time and subject, but is united by the authors' pursuit of "deeper and wider" (xvii) ways poets wrote of theology, bishops used sermons in politics, theologians practiced typology, allegorists debated gender roles, and a monk could exemplify "Enlightened and Peaceful Catholicism." The authors here understand that words are tools of reason and look for the Age of Reason to manifest itself in the use of words.
Next, Corelle explores Bishop's engagement with Christian allegorists Bunyan and Boethius in "The Unbeliever" and "At the Fishhouses." While Boethius' Lady Philosophy urges him "to transcend the physical through the physical," suggesting the ultimate spiritual teleology of allegory, Bishop "balances that impulse with an emphasis on physical experience that defies the separation, or separability, of body, mind, and spirit" (80).
Among these are his opposition to the allegorists, commentary on John's gospel, and catechetical homilies.
In chapters that examine exhaustively every feature of the poem's design (including the function of the prose marginalia); that suggest Fletcher's borrowings from other allegorists (Spenser, Du Bartas, John Davies of Hereford); that identify Fletcher's relationship to influential philosophical and scientific discourses (Aristotelian, Neoplatonic, Galenic, Paracelsian, Vesalian); and that situate Fletcher with respect to the emerging science of Harvey and his compeers, Mitchell offers, finally, a revisionist defense of The Purple Island as a brilliantly executed, uniquely inventive, allegorically coherent accomplishment.
Shooting the theological breeze, FitzGerald's pot-heads are allegorical figures for those who, since they literally cannot know what they are talking about, are unwitting allegorists trading in potted thought, the idle postulation of received ideas that are ungrounded, untestable, equivalently nil--and soon exposed, once the Ramadan fast is over, as a pretext for killing time until the pubs open and a good fellow can tank up.
Just as the allegorists found themselves challenging the allegorical assumption that language exists in a magically mimetic relationship to the outside world, and then restoring it at the end of their plays, a number of critical writers found themselves responding to linguistic change with almost wishful allusions to the ancient idea that there might be an innate connection between a word and the thing it 'stands for'.
Guepin points out, among other things, that the gap between philologists and 'allegorists'--those who endeavour to see an overview and look for deeper truths--is rooted in antiquity itself, illustrated by the gap between philological study (Aristarchus) and allegorical explanation (Theagenes of Regium) of Homer.
Some medieval writers of theology are praised as gifted stylists--certainly the "mystics," women and men, canonized and heretical, but also theological poets and allegorists (Alan of Lille, the Victorines, Bonaventure).
"Three Allegorists: Brecht, Wilder, and Eliot." Critical Essays on Thornton Wilder.
The current truce between the allegorists and the authenticists has been erected on the comprise view suggested by Billanovich according to whom the Ascent of Mount Ventoux is an allegory but one that is underpinned by Petrarch's experience of a real ascent (Billanovich 1966).
Her reading of Geographies of Home (and her later chapter "Melancholic allegorists of the street: Piri Thomas, Junot Diaz and Yxta Maya Murray") dramatically extinguish any doubt as to allegory's analytic capacity to engage Latino/a literature on its most profound levels.
with the image of ruins, is because modern allegorists have always felt
Some optimism in this matter is suggested by both the allegorists and the poem.