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Abe Kōbō

Abe Kōbō  

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(1924–93)Japanese existentialist novelist, playwright, and director. The experience of being raised in Manchuria and repatriated to Japan after the war bred in Abe a sense of rootless individualism, ...
Adolf Jülicher

Adolf Jülicher  

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(1857–1938), NT scholar. He was professor of theology at Marburg from 1889 to 1923. He insisted that the Lord's parables must be understood as real similes, not as allegories, and he worked on the ...
Alain Chartier

Alain Chartier  

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(c.1385–c.1435)French poet and prose writer. His most famous poem was La Belle Dame sans mercy (1424), a story of unrequited love in 800 octosyllabic lines; an English translation, falsely ...
Alan Ayckbourn

Alan Ayckbourn  

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(1939– ),playwright. His first London success, Relatively Speaking (1967, pub. 1968), was followed by many others, including Absurd Person Singular (1973, pub. 1974); The Norman Conquests (1974, pub. ...
Alberto Moravia

Alberto Moravia  

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1907–1990)Italian writer, whose novels and short stories display his narrative skill and psychological insight.Moravia was born of Jewish stock in Rome, the setting for most of his stories. He began ...
Aldo Palazzeschi

Aldo Palazzeschi  

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(1885–1974).Florentine poet and novelist who made distinctively whimsical and ironic contributions to crepuscolarismo and Futurism. His privately published early poetry reworks symbolist and ...
Alexandrian theology

Alexandrian theology  

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A modern designation for a style of theology associated with the Church of Alexandria. It is particularly used (in contrast to Antiochene theology) of forms of belief which emphasized the Divine ...
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Encyclopedia of Semiotics

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2007
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encompasses messages expressed in manners other than plain speaking. The term is derived from the Greek allos (other) and agoreuein

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

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2005

is a word of Greek origin, meaning literally “speaking differently.” Normally, it involves seeking a second and deeper meaning behind

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Encyclopedia of Rhetoric

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2006
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(Lat. inversio)

is a trope constituted by a semantic substitution. It can be realized as a metataxeme or as

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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2003
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151 words

A narrative expressing abstract ideas as concrete symbols; a description of a topic or subject under the guise of another

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A Concise Companion to the Jewish Religion

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2003
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84 words

The method of scriptural interpretation in which persons and events mentioned in the Bible are understood not in a literal

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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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2005
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(ἀλληγορία) in Byz. was used in the sphere of both literature and theology. Literary Allegory Theological Allegory

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

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2010
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Allegory was considered a trope (rhetorical figure) by ancient grammarians. In the first century bce, Trypho, in a list

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The Oxford Companion to Chaucer

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2005

appears in such a variety of shapes and forms that it is not easy to pin it down by a

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The Oxford Companion to Italian Literature

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2005
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721 words

was one of the dominant concerns of early Italian literature, as it had been for all European writers since the

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A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

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2010
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A method of *interpretation or exposition where the words contain a secondary meaning, other than the straightforward one. John

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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Literary work in either prose or verse in which more than one level of meaning is expressed simultaneously. The fables

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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2006
a story, poem, or picture which can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one. The word comes (in late Middle English) via Old French and Latin from ... More
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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009

S. T. *Coleridge provides the paradigmatic instance of the Romantic rejection, at the level of *literary theory [41], of

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