The Faerie Queene by Edmund Spenser as an Allegory

Spenser’s allegorical poem The Faerie Queene is a remarkable literary venture of the Elizabethan age. In fact, allegory was the most popular literary device of the time and he uses it to express the spirit of his age. Allegory is a literary device in valuing a double meaning. The primary meaning is clearly expressed while […]

Historical Allegory in The Faerie Queene by Edmund Spenser

In an allegory, some real actions or instructive morals are shadowed under imaginary persons or things. Every allegory has two senses- the literal and the mystical. The literal sense is like the vision of which the mystical is the true meaning. In a moral allegory, the story consists of fictitious persons, creatures of the poet’s […]

Moby-Dick as An Allegory of the Quest on An Individual Soul

Moby-Dick is an engaging story of a man’s heroic pursuit and fights with a white whale. But the novel has a deeper meaning so that it can be interpreted as having a symbolic significance or an allegorical purpose. Although apparently, it is just a story of adventure on the sea, ending in the destruction of […]

Arrangement of Serious and Comic Elements in Measure for Measure

Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare has variously been described as an allegory, a morality play, and a satire. But perhaps, the most satisfactory label for it is tragicomedy or a dark comedy or a bitter comedy. A tragicomedy is a play in which the action passes through a series of tragic situations but which ends […]

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