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Synonyms for allegorize

interpret as an allegory


make into an allegory


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However allegorized, it is also scrutinized from many angles, suggesting the differing human perspectives it embodies and enriches the text of Hawthorne's romance.
(7) Zuckerman's narration includes his explication of the Swede's figurative significance and the ways in which that allegorized figure functioned within his particular "interpretive community." Roth's intention, I believe, is not to be allegorical in writing this section of American Pastoral; rather, he takes as one of his themes the allegorization of the Swede.
Like the sun that has its dark spots, Pidge allegorized, the Bible too has its blemishes, but its overall brilliance is not diminished.
Chateaubriand the memoirist retraces the historical and spiritual myth that has been allegorized through the author's identification with different legendary ancestors.
This action brings the audience to a realization of reality and allegory at the same time; the stage, the actors, and the chorus are allegorized, while they are also "real" things and "real" people.
The author engages in three dialogues; in book 1, she speaks to Dame Libera, who offers an allegorized history of France; in book 2, Dame Opinion appears and provides a commentary on Aristotle's Metaphysics; Dame Philosophie takes over in book 3.
This struggle is allegorized through the story of Eddie, a would-be detective who is constantly reminded by those around him that such a profession does not exist in a place where a corrupt police force operates.
The second chapter traces medieval writing on the Passion from its origin in the Gospel narratives, showing how these are glossed, expanded and elaborated, allegorized and harmonized.
cracking the monolith of completed stories," and is attracted by "the rebellious circulation of strategic fragments oppressed by official cultures." To Eltit, writing is an "act of liberating meanings and of protecting against the ideologizing of literature." In other words, it is literature's resistance to unequivocal meaning, its refusal to be allegorized, its detachment from significance, that gives it its truly revolutionary power.
Everything is mediated through the mind, translated, filtered, allegorized, twisted, even falsified by it....
This is allegorized in Madeleine's inability to choose between the soulful Flamand and the passionate Olivier.
Where these elements could not easily be explained, they were allegorized. Thus, when the priest washed his hands after the Offertory, it was said to symbolize Pilate's washing his hands of Christ.
In particular, I want to connect Pater's pen--portrait of Queen Marguerite both to Bruno's interpretation of Circe and to his ostensible source--Plato's panegyric in the Phaedrus (sections 237-256) on the "inspired lover" (254 B) allegorized by the charioteer and two horses, the noble and base impulses of the soul in love.
Andrew Lincoln's `Liberation from the Powers: Supernatural Spirits or Societal Structures ?' is an essay both in the recent history of the interpretation of the 'powers' in Ephesians, Colossians, etc., and in the way in which this language may be allegorized in the modern appropriation of the texts.
In the rest of O'Donnell's summary, Lee Goodwin, a bootlegger whom Temple helps convict for a crime he did not commit, is allegorized as "Poor White Trash," and Horace Benbow, who unsuccessfully defends Goodwin, as "the Formalized Tradition." One may or may not choose to see in Sanctuary the kind of allegory that O'Donnell does; but that there is something allegorical about the novel's plot is suggested by the fact that a very similar plot is used by the prophet Ezekiel in his allegories about the fall of Jerusalem, which is personified as a fallen and hypersexed woman, in chapters 16 and 23.