Allegorical

  • (adj): Used in or characteristic of or containing allegory.
    Example: "Allegorical stories"; "an allegorical painting of Victory leading an army"
    Synonyms: allegoric

Some articles on allegorical:

Alfred Drury
... of Prince Albert immediately above the main entrance, nine lunettes with Drury's characteristic allegorical girls each bearing a portion of the museum's motto, allegorical figures of Inspiration and Knowledge ... The spandrel figures of Truth and Beauty are by George Frampton.) His major work includes four allegorical pairs on the Old War Office, Whitehall, 1905, representing Sorrow and Joy ...
Muhammed Ibn Umail Al-Tamimi - Allegorical Alchemy
... Ib Umayl was what is now called an allegorical alchemist ... of metallurgy and chemistry, Ibn Umayl felt the allegorical meaning of alchemy is the precious goal that is tragically overlooked ...
Allegorical Interpretations Of Genesis
... An allegorical interpretation of Genesis is a reading of the biblical Book of Genesis that treats elements of the narrative as symbols or types ... Those who favor an allegorical interpretation of the story claim that its intent is to describe humankind's relationship to creation and the creator ...
Folly (allegory)
... Folly (Latin Moria) was a common allegorical figure in medieval morality plays and in allegorical artwork through the Renaissance ... In an allegorical painting, the figure may be counterpoised to Prudence, representing a choice, or alone, representing the unwisdom of the actors in the painting ...
Allegory In The Middle Ages - History of Allegory - High and Late Middle Ages
... The High and Late Middle Ages saw many allegorical works and techniques ... A major allegorical work, it had many lasting influences on western literature, creating entire new genres and development of vernacular languages ... An encyclopedic array of allegorical devices ...

Famous quotes containing the word allegorical:

    I had rather see the portrait of a dog that I know, than all the allegorical paintings they can show me in the world.
    Samuel Johnson (1709–1784)