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Allegory: The Literal Level

J.A. Burrow

in Essays on Medieval Literature

Published in print March 1984 | ISBN: 9780198111870
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191670657 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198111870.003.0012
Allegory: The Literal Level

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This chapter discusses certain questions that concern the laws governing allegorical fictions. Most of the questions discussed in this chapter are questions of principle and questions of fact. Focus is also drawn on a survey that revolves around the three possible approaches or answers to these questions. The concepts of ‘literal’ and ‘allegory’ are also defined in this chapter.

Keywords: laws; allegorical fictions; questions of principle; questions of fact; literal; allegory

Chapter.  7948 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval)

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