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(A Barfield Sampler 49) This satiric poem has none of the anagogic glory of "La Dame a Lincorne." The reader is invited to identify with the first-person narrator of "La Dame," but the other poem's narrator remains at an ironic remove from the "moonblind" milkmaid, and invites us to stay there too.
Frye tried to avoid the ostensibly Christian references in his argument but claimed that the anagogic aspect of language makes literature comprehensible across centuries.
115-19) distinguishes the literal and spiritual senses of Scripture and further subdivides the spiritual into the allegorical, moral, and anagogic senses.
Rather, she appears to presuppose the anagogic not as a species of a more general mode of "symbolic reference" but more in the terms of the ancient practice of reading scripture according to the four senses: the literal, the allegorical, the moral, and the anagogical.
The third dilemma is the mix of the familiar and the alien among Polish war immigrants in Edinburgh, while the fourth has to do with the problem of interpreting anagogic language in religious poetry.
union, the rose encircled by the thistle, also has an anagogic referent
(31) William Anderson (1982, 39, 203) describes Horace's comic style, on the one hand, as not merely an expression of his abiding wit, but also as a socially "constructive" and "humane" mode, and Juvenal's style, on the other, as iconoclastic, even anagogic, tragically decrying both the degenerate world of Rome and the degenerate human race as a whole.
The story works at the realistic, allegorical, moral, and anagogic levels.
These four roughly correspond, the essay suggests, with the four traditional levels of interpretation--pshat, remez, d'rash, and sod--about which the Rabbis speak or the four levels about which Christian hermeneuts speak: plain sense, allegorical, moral, and anagogic.
What seems to have mattered most for O'Connor, though, is that Lynch refused to separate the anagogical from the "literal sense of things." He asserted that the "complete insight" that a reader can achieve through the anagogic sense--which he understood as an apprehension of "the world of eternity and Christ in glory"--"is not a jump to a Manichean moment" (1960/2004, p.
LE MOINE, Roy Emanuel, The anagogic Theology of Wittgenstein's <<Tractatus>>.
We can be Diachronic and/or Episodic, Narrative and/or non-Narrative in our exposition, or we can be primarily Dramatic or Analogic or Anagogic or any number of other things, so long as we are faithful to the self (assuming it is fidelity we are aiming for), in each of our necessarily limited ways.
(8) The utopian quality of Constable's ecumenical hopes might be seen as the political side of a desire for anagogic union with God expressed throughout his devotional verse.
In this way different levels of allegorical reading are set up, from the anagogic to the literal, but they are fragmentary, and the real disrupts the symbolic (the tacky elements around the crucifix) just as the symbolic haunts the real (the amorous bodies over the 9/11 reports).