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Allegory, the theory of a symbolic mode.

Angus John Stewart Fletcher

Allegory, the theory of a symbolic mode.

by Angus John Stewart Fletcher

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Published by Cornell University Press in Ithaca, N.Y .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Allegory

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 381-404.

    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 418 p. 32 plates. ;
    Number of Pages418
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19140723M

    As a literary device, an allegory is a metaphor in which a character, place or event is used to deliver a broader message about real-world issues and occurrences. Allegory (in the sense of the practice and use of allegorical devices and works) has occurred widely throughout history in all forms of art, largely because it can readily illustrate or convey complex ideas and concepts in ways that. Angus Fletcher, in his classic Allegory: The Theory of a Symbolic Mode (; repr. Princeton, ), assures us that “[p]ersonified abstractions are probably the most obviously allegorical agents” (25), but he deals with them as characters, protagonists, heroes, or indeed agents in narratives, the interpretation of which forms the main.

    allegory, and incidentally bringing abstract. Franny and Zooey, Jerome David Salinger, ,, pages.. Theories of the Symbol,, Sep 1, , Literary. Plato refers to these debates and made allegories and the nature of allegory a prominent theme in his dialogues. He uses many allegorical devices and explicitly calls attention to them. In the Parable of the Cave, for example, Plato tells a symbolic tale and interprets its elements one by one (Rep., a1 ff.).

      Dark Conceit is the first book in English to treat allegory seriously in terms of literary creation and criticism. The study explores the methods and ideas that go into the making of allegory, discusses the misconceptions that have obscured the subject, and surveys the changing concept of s: 2.   Fletcher was the author of the groundbreaking Allegory: The Theory of a Symbolic Mode (), and followed this with a series increasingly brave and speculative volumes of literary and.


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Allegory puts forward a basic theory of allegory as a symbolic mode, shows how it expresses fundamental emotional and cognitive drives, and relates it to a wide variety of aesthetic devices.

Revealing the immense richness of the allegorical tradition, the book demonstrates how allegory works in literature and art, as well as everyday speech /5(5). Allegory; the theory of a symbolic mode.

Fletcher, Angus. Princeton U. Press pages $ PN56 In this classic study, first published about 40 years ago, Fletcher (emeritus, English and comparative literature, Graduate School of the City University of New York) describes his original theory of allegory as a symbolic mode and uses the theory to demonstrate allegory.

Anyone who has ever said one thing and meant another has spoken in the mode of allegory. The allegorical expression of ideas pervades literature, art, music, religion, politics, business, and advertising.

But how does allegory really work and how should we understand it. For more than forty years, Angus Fletcher's classic book has provided an answer that is still unsurpassed for its. Allegory is more than a literary device, but the way we perceive things, as Paul de Man argues, far more densely, in Blindness and Insight.

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Allegory puts forward a basic theory of allegory as a symbolic mode, shows how it expresses fundamental emotional and cognitive drives, and relates it to a wide variety of aesthetic devices.

Revealing the immense richness of the allegorical tradition, the book demonstrates how allegory works in literature and art, as well as everyday speech. Allegory: the theory of a symbolic mode. Angus Fletcher.

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Fletcher wrote the most complete book on allegory as simbolic mode. He shows how unimportant other theories approching from language/linguistics seems when a compared with one deriving from symbolism.

Also, the althor makes his book extremily didatics avoiding all zig-zag mess style used by european theorists/5. Allegory | Anyone who has ever said one thing and meant another has spoken in the mode of allegory.

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In terms of ink spilled, allegory probably comes second after metaphor. The one book you should have in your library on the subject is Angus Fletcher’s Allegory: the Theory of a Symbolic Mode. The book is the source of much theory concerning allegory, but it’s also the favorite target of theorists writing on the subject.

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