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used in or characteristic of or containing allegory


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Because of these problems, the board opted for reducing the number of wings and allegoric floats, making a rereading of the plot.
By allegoric extrapolation, Andrew's awareness of the importance culture has--and hopefully will have--to come to terms with the meaning of life, overcome trauma, and unveil unethical pretense points to Doctorow's last novel as a final invitation to his human readers to decode its complexity and thus ponder over our present condition and our near future.
It has no scientific plausibility, and, like Montesquieu's Persan letters, falls within the allegoric genre.
The moral choice to escape this pessimism was left solely to the reader, and the editors exalted instead the 'poetry' and 'agility' shown by Brecht in the allegoric representation of China.
Bowra returns, in certain way, to the interpretation of Sextus, saying that the proem is essentially allegoric. At the same time, a new mystical interpretation, somehow already found in Diels, starts with the analysis of Burkert (1969) and continues with Kingsley (1999 and 2003) until achieving the sensorial interpretation of Gemelli-Marciano (2008).
The same happens when the Australian Baz Luhrmann offers in his film Romeo + Juliet (1996) a violent allegoric reading of the play Romeo and Juliet by deconstructing it, depriving it in the process of any essentialist meaning.
The face has a high look of intelligence and lofty feeling; the form, nude to the middle, has all the charms of womanhood, and is thus warmed and redeemed out of the cold allegoric sisterhood, who have generally no merit in chastity, being really without sex.
Social Sciences, Historical Thought and Citizenship: Between a Regime of the Allegoric and a Regime of the Virtual (Colombia, 1910-2010)
Moreover, the use of Afro-Nubian locations and magical realist or allegoric narrative forms such as the hadduta (folk tale) are means by which Nubian literature distinguishes itself from mainstream Egyptian literature.
(6) "Allegorical thinking is the response to the phantasmagoric (etymology: phantasm + allegoric) changes of a modern city.
Owing to these journeys, they established contact with Johann Ritter von Lucam (1807-1879), a major figure of Viennese musical life, who in 1841 became an honorary member of the Cecilian Music Society and, in addition to several laudatory letters, sent in 1842 to the association an allegoric picture with a portrait of Haydn and scenes from The Creation (the painting is still maintained in the Society's archives).
Finally, even his juxtaposition of Bishop's sixpoems--in the way it regains the wholeness of different modes ofexperience--is not unlike the unity of Dante's four levels ofexperience (the exemplar of teleologically centered literature):literal, historic, allegoric, and anagogic.