allegorizer


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al·le·go·rize

 (ăl′ĭ-gô-rīz′, -gə-)
v. al·le·go·rized, al·le·go·riz·ing, al·le·go·riz·es
v.tr.
1. To express as or in the form of an allegory: a story of barnyard animals that allegorizes the fate of Soviet socialism.
2. To interpret allegorically: allegorize the quest for the Holy Grail as an inner spiritual search.
v.intr.
To use or make allegory: sculptors who rendered the moral world by allegorizing.

al′le·go′ri·za′tion (-gôr′ĭ-zā′shən, -gŏr′-) n.
al′le·go·riz′er n.

allegorizer

(ˈælɪɡəˌraɪzə) or

allegoriser

n
a person who talks in or explains by means of allegories
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.allegorizer - someone who communicates in allegoriesallegorizer - someone who communicates in allegories
communicator - a person who communicates with others
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Paul's, his thoughtfulness as an allegorizer, and his appreciation for the student's point of view.
If Carroll merely intended this as a warning to would-be allegorizers of his fantasy, in the context of Wonderland it is hard not to see it as yet another symbol of Alice's futile quest for unambiguous meaning--the inability of her, or anyone else, except through blatant coercion, to make her quest fit the traditional allegorical pattern where blame ("who stole the tarts") can be definitely assigned, and judgment ("off with his head") can be confidently and non-arbitrarily delivered.
FitzGerald's literalist affirmation so often took a feisty form because it was embroiled from the start in a polemic against Omar Khayyam's allegorizers.