a person who uses or writes allegory.
To the allegorist, the fable or plot in epic or dramatic poetry was only a rind to cover attractively the kernel of truth.
Rhetoric and Poetry in the Renaissance Donald Lemen Clark
Such a story tempts the allegorist, and indeed the main drift of its meaning is unmistakable.
Among Famous Books John Kelman
We need not be so dense as to require the allegorist to say to us in so many words: “This is a parable.”
Expositor’s Bible: The Song of Solomon Walter Adeney
The allegorizer requires an allegorist to interpret him aright.
Philo-Judaeus of Alexandria Norman Bentwich
Whatever the primitive Semitic allegorist may have thought, work is a blessing, not a curse.
The Grey Wig: Stories and Novelettes Israel Zangwill
writing or using allegory; interpreting in an allegorical sense.
to make into an ; narrate . to understand in an sense; interpret . to use . verb to transform (a story, narrative, fable, etc) into or compose in the form of allegory (transitive) to interpret allegorically
a female given name. Contemporary Examples Yet those fears were borne out when, at the age of five, Allegra died of typhus. The Man Who Invented Vampires and the Creepiest Literary Gathering Ever Emma Garman November 23, 2013 The Cookbook Collectorby Allegra Goodman A novel about greed—and money—during the dot-com boom. This Week’s Hot Reads […]
light, graceful, and moderately fast in tempo. an allegretto movement. Historical Examples The stillness of night and the shimmering moonlight are in the delicate harmonies of (allegretto) strings. Symphonies and Their Meaning; Third Series, Modern Symphonies Philip H. Goepp This allegretto is continued until the theme is taken up in C minor. Life of Beethoven […]
noun Gregorio. 1582–1652, Italian composer and singer. His compositions include a Miserere for nine voices Historical Examples Some portions of the Miserere were taken from Baini, but the greater part were allegri’s. Letters of Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy from Italy and Switzerland Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Some of his pictures are signed; “Leito,” a synonym for his name, […]