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  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of allegorize.


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  • Philo allegorizes Sarah as Virtue giving birth to Happiness (Legum allegoriae, 2.82).

    Biblical Women in World and Hebrew Literature.

  • Delphine centres on a love-triangle, and allegorizes the French Revolution as an event in the domestic sphere which signalled an abrupt change of direction on women's behalf; Leonora too focuses on the rivary of two women, one a Frenchified coquette, the other a rational, somewhat Wollstonecraftian woman of deep but undemonstrative feeling, for the love of a man, and subtly reflects on the politics of marriage, divorce and sexual liberation.

    Maria Edgeworth (1768-1849)

  • So in its original context, Judas Maccabaeus allegorizes the Jacobite rebellion in order to repudiate the larger threat of French aggression and to argue for the necessity of purging not only schism, but also forms of political reform which threaten to make incursions on traditional notions of English political liberty.

    Projection, Patriotism, Surrogation: Handel in Calcutta

  • (It's usually either a faulty gas cap or a problem with the exhaust manifold; in either case, I think that allegorizes out to "blame the media.")

    Coming distractions

  • Europe allegorizes not only his wayward cultural preference for European art but also his wayward political philosophy, hinting of British Toryism.

    'An Anti-Democratic Habit of Feeling': Nationalism and the Rhetoric of Toryism in O'Sullivan's Democratic Review

  • In The Monk Matthew Lewis allegorizes the novel's stigma as a dangerous technology and in the process teases out why "reverie-machines" were feared.

    Introduction: Gothic Romance as Visual Technology

  • One particularly striking passage allegorizes our earthly life as a temporary landfall during a sea voyage; this image derives ultimately from Epictetus.


  • [57] Eustathius, after Heraclides Ponticus and others, allegorizes this apparition, as if the appearance of Minerva to

    The Iliad of Homer

  • The danger is not at all that one particular poem may be politically superfluous; the danger is that Shelley’s "Shape arrayed in mail," imaginary though she may be, allegorizes a moment of new popular consciousness which Shelley’s poem simultaneously participates in, records, and exhorts.

    Shelley, Adorno, and the Scandal of Commited Art

  • If, as numerous critics have argued, Oothoon's plight in Visions allegorizes not only the condition of British women under the yoke of patriarchy but also the plight of the New World's enslaved blacks and oppressed Native Americans,5 she is also at one level of Blake's allegory the indivisible body and "soul of America" itself, a vital "continent longing ... to be cultivated by free men, not slaves or slave drivers" (Erdman, Prophet 227).

    Gender, Environment, and Imperialism in William Blake's _Visions of the Daughters of Albion_


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