The concept of allegory Latin drift allegory and this one, on the other hand, of a word of Greek origin. The notion allows mentioning that fiction in which an idea, phrase, expression or sentence has a meaning other than the one exposed . Similarly, it is known as allegory to those literary materials or artistic creations that have allegorical character.
An allegory can be understood, in this sense, as an artistic theme or a literary figure used to symbolize an abstract idea from resources that allow it to be represented , whether appealing to individuals, animals or objects. To cite an example: the image of a skull with two crossed bones constitutes an allegory of piracy. On the other hand, a blind woman with a scale represents the Justice.
It should be noted that the allegories are not limited to being solitary literary figures. Many times, they are part of a larger rhetorical procedure, with a metaphorical image structure that can give rise to complete works. Thus, the allegory makes possible the transmission of knowledge through reasoning by analogy .
In the poetry, this resource has been widely used and in some cases covers the entire work. The use of various metaphorical images, connected in an organic and subtle way, can result in the representation of a complex idea or a real-life experience, prompting reasoning through analogies.
In the field of fine arts, an allegory is a representation of abstract thoughts from individual figures, groups of figures or attributes . El bosco and Botticelli For example, they are two artists who have created allegories of great public recognition.
There are also allegorical sculptures, which symbolize and mainly personify abstract ideas, through the use of human figures and his posture, his gestures and his dress to express social values and other concepts without the need to speak. This type of art It can be found in works dating from the 16th century. Images such as fame, victory, hope and time, as well as Christian virtues, have been represented in this way.
On the other hand, floats are a fundamental element of carnivals and parades. Basically, these are vehicles whose designs represent the various ideas, customs, values of the event and its participants. Variable amounts of people travel over them who usually wear costumes according to the thematic, which give life to historical, mythological characters, or that reflect countless figures and concepts.
The construction of these cars requires a lot creativity and teamwork. Usually, in the case of events that are repeated every year, people start the design of the next parade as soon as the previous one is finished. There are twelve months of searching for ideas, colors, motifs, as well as materials and methods to achieve the necessary strength; Certain routes are very long and it is important that the car remains intact from start to finish. In addition, you must present one or more easily accessible tickets, since parades do not always remain on the vehicle along the entire road.
A broad allegory is one that understands the life in the form of a chess board . Black squares symbolize the night, while white squares represent the day. The people , on the other hand, are just pieces with limited movements. This allegory offers insight into the hierarchical situations that exist in the society .
Another, also known, compares the lives of human beings with rivers, trying to state that, although they all have different courses and flows, they end up in the same place: the sea, which symbolizes death.