Literary Lingo

It’s time for some Literary Lingo.

Today’s word is:  Allegory

A figurative work in which a surface narrative carries a secondary, symbolic or metaphorical meaning. In The Faerie Queene, for example, Red Cross Knight is a heroic knight in the literal narrative, but also a figure representing Everyman in the Christian journey.  Many works contain allegories or are allegorical in part, but not many are entirely allegorical.

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Published in: on January 5, 2011 at 10:08 am  Leave a Comment  

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