Tautegorical

Related to Tautegorical: allegorise

Tau`te`gor´ic`al


a.1.Expressing the same thing with different words; - opposed to allegorical.
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John Beer [London: Routledge, 1993] 9: 206) Coleridge defines the adjectival form of his neologism, tautegorical, as "expressing the same subject but with a difference" and sees it "in contra-distinction from metaphors and similitudes, that are always allegorical (i.e.
Coleridge's profound and still influential teaching on the symbol holds up to us a vision of tautology at the heart of things--or (in that nonce-word of his that never caught on in the language) the "tautegorical," signification by and in and through that which is not other but ontologically the same (White 30).
Seeing this, we might adopt an actual Coleridgean neologism used earlier in this study, and say of the Rime that it is (to compound polysyllable with paradox) a tautegorical allobiography par excellence: throughout, that is to say, the sign and what it signifies are of one being with each other, co-inherent, both of them alive; life is indeed the defining quality of both.
Coleridge coined the term "tautegorical" to mean "to repeat with a difference" (as opposed to the "allegorical," which attempts to forge similarity out of disparate elements).
Its power to reflect Beauty-Pulchritudo is different from the aesthetic reflexivity defined by Kant as tautegorical, meaning that what feels and what is felt are the same.
This reading is a relatively recent historical invention that can be situated and dated (Cassirer links it to Schelling, inventor of the word tautegorical by opposition to allegorical).
He reads together Coleridge's definitions of allegorical and tautegorical discourse with Ruskin's definition of the "Imagination Contemplative" and Tennyson's practice in the Idylls of the King.
The title, "Hendecasyllabics," names at once the prosodic form of the poem, its topic, and what Coleridge might have called its tautegorical simulacrum of subjectivity.