Thursday, August 04, 2005

Allegory

Allegory, n. A metaphor in three volumes and a tiger.

2005 Update: A symbolic expression of too great a lie.

29 comments:

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Allegory, n. Representation of a Presidental candidate. AKA Al Gore. See totem

Tom & Icy said...

Like thinking of the Good Ole Days -- remembering things the way they weren't.

mquest said...

Allegory A “family Values” television show that has been created to shove values down the general publics throat. Like with all television The characters in an allegory have no personality, but with the true Allegory the flat characters are embodiments of moral fight against a godless society. These unthinking characters are created for a unthinking population and currently the movement is being spearheaded by the PAX television network.

Alice: In Wonderland or Not said...

Alle gory:

A term used to describe your hands after, in a fit of rage, you have strangled and subsequently stabbed your male women’s study professor.

"My hands are alle gory and I should wash them before going to my next class."

Sar said...

Thanks to allegory and the genius of George Lucas, George Bush will always be equated to Darth Vadar.

Doug said...

Excellent, Tan Lucy. I didn't notice the name and I like what you did with it. Totem pole indeed!

Tom & Icy, that could be autobiography as well. Al Gore, the Allegory.

mquest, you mean like The Sopranos? I thought every family was like that.

Alice, you are truly a blurry beauty. That's the second person you've murdered in what, two weeks? On behalf of evolution, thank you for your support.

"How-a-a-ar-d, I am your fa-a-ather!"

Sreekesh Menon said...

Madness glorified!

karma said...

what you wouldn't want to walk down, on a dark night

a4g said...

Allegory, n. A literary form in which issues are presented symbolically. Used by the author too intellectually sloppy for essay, who still wishes to impress friends at parties. Cf. Satire.

- a4g, noted allegorist.

Jawn Lam said...

All eGory - an encompassing collection of electronic bloody violence

Minka said...

Allegory,n.-a group of people still demanding a re-count in Florida.

pia said...

a symbolic retelling of all the (this) president's lies

Doug said...

Sreekesh, you mean poetry.

Karma, that's safer than Parliament.

a4g, rigor is for the dead.

Jawn Lam, welcome. That describes most video games, digital movies and Gabriel Zolman's site.

Monika, in this country it's traditional to forget our history when it's a year old. You're either with us or against us.

Pia, which animals would you use?

dddragon said...

"I cordially dislike allegory in all its manifestations, and always have done since I grew old and wary enough to detect its presence." - J R R Tolkien

Allegory: a device used by parents to teach their children a lesson. After the telling, said offspring will tilt their heads to the side and mutter "huh?"

pia said...

I wouldn't. Nobody (especially me these days) wants to be accused of cruelty to animals.

AP3 said...

Alle Gory and the 40 Thieves?

LeesahEm. said...

Can't you start with the Dick and Jane dictionary. This word makes my brain hurt.

Rio said...

my dance company once had a dance called allegory. there was some kind of puppeterring storyline where the puppets eventually became the masters. they wore black and white, there was hip hop music. i dont know. good news for you uncle found a picture, enjoy creepy creepersons.

Doug said...

Dddragon, I think Goa'uld and Tok'ra are hearing allegory. Maybe you told the wrong one.

Pia, funny. Anyone else? What animals would you use in an allegory about the administration?

Funny, Aral. No rabbit story?

Sorry, Masil, can't you fake it like I do?

Rio, are you sure you and Alice aren't the same person?

Rio said...

im fairly certain we're not but really thats for us to know. maybe shes just me on the other side of the looking glass or maybe not at all. besides from her picture it looks as if she may have dark hair and thanks to you we are all fully aware that i am blonde. dear alice please excuse my ASSertions they are solely for doug's entertainment.

Doug said...

I may add VIII to the end of my name.

weirsdo said...

A pit to trap for unwary students, but a gold mine for Cliff, Monarch, Sparks, et al.

Doug said...

Weirsdo, you've pansified me.

Jamie Dawn said...

When it's done really well, you sit there after you've read the story, and you say, "So that meant that."
Then later, something pops out from the story and you say, "So THAT meant THAT."

weirsdo said...

Doug: Sorry, the first "for" shouldn't be in there. It's an allegorical definition: allegory pansifies lit survey students trying to analyze it, but they buy explanations in Cliffs', Monarch's, or Sparks' Notes.

Doug said...

Jamie Dawn, it's a gift that keeps on giving.

Weirsdo, Gotcha. I actually hadn't heard of Monarch's or Spark's. Guess I wasn't much of a student.

Aubvey Winslow Tubervile said...

Obviously, you never went to a institution of hire learning like Aubern!!!!!!!

Doug said...

Clearly, Aubvey. Emory doesn't even have a football team.

Comfort Addict said...

A story with a moral the amoral won't be storing.