Allegory
As a literary device, an allegory in its most general sense is an extended metaphor. Allegory has been used widely throughout the histories of all forms of art, largely because it readily illustrates ...
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A successful farmyard revolution by the resident animals vs. the farmer goes horribly wrong as the victors create a new tyranny among themselves.
Astrological allegory
An astrological allegory is an allegory (a story conveying a symbolic meaning instead of a literal one), based on astrology, that is the movement of stars and planet as seen from the Earth. The most c...
Allegory of the long spoons
The allegory of the long spoons is a parable that shows the difference between heaven and hell by means of people forced to eat with long spoons. It is attributed to Rabbi Haim of Romshishok, as well ...
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The Book of the City of Ladies
The Book of the City of Ladies (finished by 1405), or Le Livre de la Cité des Dames, is perhaps Christine de Pizan's most famous literary work, and it is her second work of lengthy prose. Pizan uses t...
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Mount Ahab
Mount Ahab (65°26′S 62°11′W / 65.433°S 62.183°W / -65.433; -62.183 62°11′W / 65.433°S 62.183°W / -65.433; -62.183) is a conspicuous mountain 925 metres ...
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The Floure and the Leafe
The Floure and the Leafe is an anonymous Middle English allegorical poem in 595 lines of rhyme royal, written around 1470. During the 17th, 18th, and most of the 19th century it was mistakenly believ...
Agenoria (goddess)
Agenoria is a Roman goddess of activity (actus). Her name is presumably derived from the Latin verb ago, agere, egi, actum, "to do, drive, go." She is named only by St. Augustine, who places her among...
Dodona's Grove
Dodona's Grove (1640) is a historical allegory by James Howell, making extensive use of tree lore.
This curiosity purports to be a history of Europe since the accession of James I of England put i...
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Feast of Herod with the Beheading of St John the Baptist
The Feast of Herod with the Beheading of St John the Baptist is an extremely large painting by the German-Silesian artist Bartholomeus Strobel the Younger (1591 – about 1650) which is now disp...
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Queequeg
Queequeg is a fictional character in the 1851 novel Moby-Dick by American author Herman Melville. The son of a South Sea chieftain who left home to explore the world, Queequeg is the first principal...
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Moby-Dick
Moby-Dick; or, The Whale (1851) is a novel by Herman Melville considered an outstanding work of Romanticism and the American Renaissance. Ishmael narrates the monomaniacal quest of Ahab, captain of t...
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Hermathena
Hermathena or Hermathene (Ancient Greek: Ἑρμαθήνη) was a composite statue, or rather a herm, which may have been a terminal bust or a Janus-like bust, representing the Greek gods Hermes and Athen...
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Samson & Sally
Samson (/ˈsæmsən/; Hebrew: שִׁמְשׁוֹן,  Shimshon,  Šimšôn, meaning "man of the sun"), Shamshoun (Arabic: شمشون‎ Shamshūn/Šamšūn), or Sampson (Greek: Σαμψών), is one of the last...
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Siddhartha (novel)
Siddhartha is a 1922 novel by Hermann Hesse that deals with the spiritual journey of self-discovery of a man named Siddhartha during the time of the Gautama Buddha. The book, Hesse's ninth novel, was ...
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Allegorical sculpture
Allegorical sculpture refers to sculptures that symbolize and particularly personify abstract ideas as in allegory.Common in the western world, for example, are statues of 'Justice', a female figure t...
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Snowball's Chance
Snowball's Chance, is a parody of George Orwell's Animal Farm written by John Reed, in which Snowball the pig returns to the Manor Farm after many years' absence, to install capitalism — which proves ...
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Lord of the Flies
Lord of the Flies is a 1954 dystopian novel by Nobel Prize-winning English author William Golding about a group of British boys stuck on an uninhabited island who try to govern themselves with disastr...
The Enchanted Duplicator
The Enchanted Duplicator is science fiction fan fiction written by Walt Willis and Bob Shaw. It was originally published in February 1954, in an edition of 200 numbered copies, and has been reprinte...
History Painting (Rembrandt)
History Painting is an early painting by Rembrandt, dating to 1626 and showing an allegory of history painting. Owned by the Instituut Collectie Nederland, it is on permanent loan to the Stedelijk Mus...
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Footprints (poem)
"Footprints", also known as "Footprints in the Sand", is a popular allegorical text written in prose.
This popular text describes a dream in which the person is walking on a beach with God. They l...
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Les Butors et la Finette
Les Butors et la Finette is a 1917 play by French dramatist François Porché. Described as a "symbolical and allegorical drama", with "shocking realism", the play was hailed as the best French drama o...
Dioscorus of Aphrodito
Flavius Dioscorus (Greek: Φλαύϊος Διόσκορος Flauios Dioskoros) lived during the 6th century A.D. in the village of Aphrodito, Egypt, and therefore is called by modern scholars Dioscorus of Aphrodi...
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Allegory of Industry
Allegory of Industry is a tondo painted by Francisco de Goya (c. 1805) which was one of the four paintings from a series of allegories about scientific and economic progress (including the Allegory of...
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