Its subject is human life told in the allegory of King Heart in his castle, surrounded by his five servitors (the senses), Queen Plesance, Foresight and other courtiers.
All this must be an allegory of past events, the time present to the author and his hopes for the future beginning only at xi.
The first of the three dialogues contains the substance of the allegory, which, under the disguise of an assault on heathen mythology, is a direct attack on all forms of anthropomorphic religion.
His curious encyclopaedic work, entitled Satyricon, or De Nuptiis Philologiae et Mercurii et de septem Artibus liberalibus libri novem, is an elaborate allegory in nine books, written in a mixture of prose and verse, after the manner of the Menippean satires of Varro.
The first two books contain the allegory proper - the marriage of Mercury to a nymph named Philologia.
The allegory continued at the feast of the dedication.
But allegory was far from the thoughts of the original narrators.
But to these were quickly added subjects of allegory, of classical learning, of witchcraft and superstition and of daily life; scenes of the parlour and the cloister, of the shop, the field, the market and the camp; and lastly portraits of famous men, with scenes of court life and princely pageant and ceremony.
His principal works are El Heroe (1630), which describes in apophthegmatic phrases the qualities of the ideal man; the Arte de ingenio, tratado de la Agudeza (1642), republished six years afterwards under the title of Agudeza, y arte de ingenio (1648), a system of rhetoric in which the principles of conceptismo as opposed to culteranismo are inculcated; El Discreto (1645), a delineation of the typical courtier; El Oraculo manual y arte de prudencia (1647), a system of rules for the conduct of life; and El Criticon (1651-1653-1657), an ingenious philosophical allegory of human existence.
The later Scots Chaucerian type is less directly derivative in its treatment of allegory and in its tricks of style, and less southern in its linguistic forms; but, though it is more original and natural, it nevertheless retains much of the Chaucerian habit.
Allegory and theology, the vision and the symbol, still Revival Learning.
Petrarch and Boccaccio, though they both held the medieval doctrine that literature should teach some abstruse truth beneath a veil of fiction, differed from Dante in this that their poetry and prose in the vernacular abandoned both allegory and symbol.
All these poems, like the Elegiada of Luis Pereira Brandao on the disaster of Al Kasr, the Primeiro cerco de Diu of the chronicler Francisco de Andrade, and even the AfTonso Africano of Quevedo, for all its futile allegory, contain striking episodes and vigorous and well-coloured descriptive passages, but they cannot compare with The Lusiads in artistic value.
True in this respect also to his anticipation of the coming age, he was the first Italian poet of love to free himself from allegory and mysticism.
In the Comus, sive Phagesiposia Cimmeria; Somnium (1608, and at Oxford, 1634), a moral allegory by a Dutch author, Hendrik van der Putten, or Erycius Puteanus, the conception is more nearly akin to Milton's, and Comus is a being whose enticements are more disguised and delicate than those of Jonson's deity.
The task was not easy; for it was necessary to make two sacraments the most prominent objects in the allegory, and of all Christian theologians, avowed Quakers excepted, Bunyan was the one in whose system the sacraments held the least prominent place.
Allegory was used in Animal Farm.
All this appears in the form of a story or fable, called an allegory.
But then there's Animal Farm, perhaps the best known political allegory ever written.
Dix's post-war paintings can be seen as religious allegory.
Is this an allegory for life?
It created an allegory of the world at the time of filming.
It is an allegory of life itself so he needs to stick it out.
It served as an allegory of a dangerous political history of the first half of the twentieth century.
The arresting cover is a wraparound of Gilbert and George's great panoramic allegory of 1983.
The Concorde Project was a 20th century allegory and the only regular supersonic travel.
The films were often subtle allegory of the totalitarian society, and they functioned as a subversive voice within the state-controlled production.
The allegory of the cave is supposed to explain this.
Were we disposed to make the allegory of the eighth day, their's would not be the proper mode of it.
Why, then, would a Puritan like Bunyan write allegory at all?
Though it was not clear what the artist meant to express by depicting the so-called King of Rome spiking the earth with a stick, the allegory apparently seemed to Napoleon, as it had done to all who had seen it in Paris, quite clear and very pleasing.