The Ends of Allegory
University of Delaware Press, 1998 - 190 pagine
This book proposes that allegory is not a species of literature but a structure of reading applied to uncomfortable juxtapositions within literary texts. Examples from centuries of response to English Renaissance narrative poetry show not what poems mean but how they may be read and what cultural conditions encourage allegorical or nonallegorical readings. The study also encompasses interpretations of classical verse, biblical parable, Jacobean masque, modern lyric, and television advertising to explore how texts move in and out of the category of allegory.
Defining Allegory As Rhetoric Literary Text and Reading
The Untidiness of Allegory A Sick Rose and Chocolate Shrimps
Allegory to the Rescue Saving Venus and Adonis from Themselves
Radical Allegory Parables and Politics
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Pagina 6 - Ah Love! could you and I with Him conspire To grasp this sorry Scheme of Things entire, Would not we shatter it to bits — and then Re-mould it nearer to the Heart's Desire...