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Synonyms for allegory

Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

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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[...] But in the allegory of unreadability, the imperatives of truth and falsehood oppose the narrative syntax and manifest themselves at its expense.
In particular, Crawford argues that disenchantment is closely linked to allegory. His brief overview of eighteenth century attitudes to allegory reveals a modern sensibility traceable to early Christian texts.
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It was through Paul de Mann that allegory began to receive attention as one of the important rhetoric methodologies of Postmodernism.
An ode to the process of finding oneself in the fray of love and loss that is early adulthood, The Drunken Spelunker's Guide to Plato plays out the Allegory of the Cave through the medium of booze joints and barstool intellectuals.
The term "allegory" [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII.] has been used since the ancient period and is associated with interpretive strategies that have been questioned and criticized for about just as long.
Services that Huron Legal can provide in conjunction with Allegory include case set up, seamless integration of produced documents, digesting and managing evidence, deposition preparation, digesting deposition exhibits and testimony, trial preparation, and litigation records management.
Students need to form a basic understanding of the different types of allegory. For example, moral or religious allegories may occur in a religious or spiritual text.
In An Allegory of Divine Love: The Netherlandish Blockbook "Canticum Canticorum", Marilyn Aronberg Lavin discusses each of the thirty-two framed scenes individually, as visual images within the larger framework of the history of art, as poetic dialogues composed of hallowed lines newly ordered to create a new poem, and as theological allusions in the form of human interaction.
The local firm Allegory was given a brief with a dual agenda when it was asked to design Rooftop 42, a restaurant in a high-end district of Geneva, Switzerland.
Melaney's complex comparative study depends on a number of theoretical moving parts, including philosophy of language, aesthetics, modernism, materiality, and the distinction he maintains between traditional allegory and allegorical works of modernist literature.
David Melbye Landscape Allegory in Cinema: From Wilderness to Wasteland New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
In this classic study, first published about 40 years ago, Fletcher (emeritus, English and comparative literature, Graduate School of the City University of New York) describes his original theory of allegory as a symbolic mode and uses the theory to demonstrate allegory's relationship to other aesthetic devices, with examples of how allegory works in art, literature, and in areas of everyday life, from religion to politics.
This week's winner is Jacob Arnon, who wrote, perhaps taking issue with my explicitly Kafkaesque gloss on the battle over Franz Kafka's papers, "This is too easy to use a Kafka allegory to describe the fate of his own writing.