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Encyclopedia of Semiotics

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

Allegory

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

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Current Version:
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
Subject:
Language reference, Linguistics
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1,916 words

(Lat. inversio) ...

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

Allegory

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
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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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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
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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 ...

Allegory

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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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754 words

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

Allegory

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Classical studies, History
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690 words

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

allegory

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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 ...

Allegory

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The Oxford Companion to Italian Literature

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
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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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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Religion
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576 words

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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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
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42 words

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

literatures: allegorical

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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933 words

(Latin) Allegorical representation is a distinctive form of ML literary creation that employs a sustained, figurative mode of expression. It ...

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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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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Art & Architecture
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91 words

The representation of an abstract quality or idea through a series of symbols or persons given symbolic meaning. Allegories were particularly popular in ...

ALLEGORY

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Religion
Length:
528 words

As a mode of interpretation of the Bible, allegory was a central and crucial step in the development of Jewish ...

allegory

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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1,550 words
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Starting from definitions inherited from ancient Rhetoric, the Church Fathers elucidated a properly theological conception of allegory. At the ...

allegory, Latin

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Jonathan Tate and Philip Russell Hardie

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Classical studies, History
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527 words

An awareness of the Greek traditions of allegory (see allegory, greek) entered Rome with the Hellenization of Roman culture; ...

allegory, Greek

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Michael Burney Trapp

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
965 words

Elements of allegory are present in Greek literature from the earliest stage: in *Homer, in Phoenix' Prayers (Λιταί, Il.... ...

allegory

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Ronald W. Vince

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
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148 words
As an attribute of an artistic work, allegory is a form of extended metaphor in which objects and characters denote meanings beyond the confines of the fiction, usually by presenting ... More
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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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