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Synonyms for allegory

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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Allegories are always ethical, the term ethical designating the structural interference of two distinct value systems.
There are many ways to integrate and develop an understanding of allegories using new media that students may already be familiar with, including the use of tablet apps like iStopMotion and iMovie as well as various scriptwriting apps.
This rift in allegorical discourse becomes material when the gap cannot be easily closed, and this materiality is what sets modernist literature apart from traditional allegories whose languages are more overtly transparent.
With reference to "The Woman At the Washington Zoo" "The Bronze David of Donatello" and one of his final poems, "The Tree," I sug-gest that Jariell'S metamorphic allegories serve well as evidence for the processes (and not solely the products) of philosophical inquiry.
The unifying essentialist principle Tolkien deploys is thus the assumption that allegory is in essence an impoverished and impoverishing genre, a perspective that finds its proof in many dry and didactic allegories. One reason for embracing this principle is the assumption that allegory is too limiting, or not polysemous enough, because it seeks to control the reader's response excessively.
Some of the twenty-first-century national allegories appearing in this context are the work of third-generation authors in exile.
Kocher, Suzanne, Allegories of Love in Marguerite Porete's Mirror of Simple Souls, Turnhout, Brepols, 2008; cloth; pp.
Thus, in spite of Sanyal's brilliant exposition of concurrent allegories in "Une Martyre" her analysis nearly collapses into a moralistic claim that the poem"encases the mutilated human body as but another commodity for the reader as consumer," echoing the banal notion of postmodernism as denatured consumerism a la Jameson's "Postmodernism is what you have when that modernization process is complete and nature is gone for good" (112, citing Jameson, Postmodernism, ix).
Through a series of case studies of early modern visual allegories found in painting, sculpture, prints, festivity, and urban spaces, the volume invites readers to consider how the disconnect between the abstract ideas expressed in allegory and its physical embodiment challenged both the production and interpretation of allegorical images.
STYLE/MEDIUM: Modern Allegories in Oil on Canvas and Bronze Sculptures
Seditious Allegories: John Thelwall & Jacobin Writing.
This brilliantly analytical and perceptive study of Hawthorne's wrestling with "blasted allegories'" and symbolism, as seen in the four romances from The Scarlet Letter to The Marble Faun, deserves to become an indispensable addition to all major Hawthorne criticism.
"Veronese's Allegories: Virtue, Love & Exploration in Renaissance Venice" The Frick Collection, New York.
"That summer, in the first year of the reign of Titus, there appeared a small band of players who met with some success until they disappeared without trace, leaving behind one of their number." Such are the words of Pliny the Younger that Eleanor Antin reproduced on the wall at the entrance to her latest show, "Roman Allegories." In twelve large, exquisitely staged, and sumptuously shot tableaux, a motley cast of performers--characters include Columbine, the Lover, the Trickster, an ex-gladiator Strong Man, the Poet, and a little girl--moves through dilapidated tennis courts and nouveau-riche colonnades, poolside bacchanals and sylvan executions on a pilgrimage to the sea.
Painted allegories like the Allegory of Mercy require prolonged attention, and they resist simple characterization.