Download e-book for iPad: A Dictionary of Literary Symbols (2001) by Michael Ferber

By Michael Ferber

ISBN-10: 0511065876

ISBN-13: 9780511065873

ISBN-10: 0521000025

ISBN-13: 9780521000024

ISBN-10: 0521591287

ISBN-13: 9780521591287

This is often the 1st dictionary of symbols to be in line with literature, instead of "universal" pyschological archetypes, myths or esoterica. Michael Ferber has assembled approximately 200 major entries basically explaining and illustrating the literary symbols that all of us come across (such as swan, rose, moon, gold), in addition to thousands of cross-references and quotations. The dictionary concentrates on English literature, yet its entries variety extensively from the Bible and classical authors to the 20th century, taking in American and eu literatures. Its proficient kind and wealthy references will make this booklet an important software not just for literary and classical students, yet for all scholars of literature.

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See Purple. “Blue! – ’Tis the life of heaven – the domain / Of Cynthia,” Keats begins a sonnet; “Blue! ”“The blue of sky and sea, the green of earth,” according to Tennyson’s “Ancient Sage” (41), are the two great colors of the surface of things. Because it is the color of the sky (and perhaps because the sea is blue only on sunny days), blue is traditionally the color of heaven, of hope, of constancy, of purity, of truth, of the ideal. In Christian color-symbolism blue belongs to the Virgin. 14).

The two tables Moses brings down from Sinai are “written with the finger of God” (Exod. 18). There is also a book that names the righteous; the Lord threatens, “Whosoever hath sinned against me, him will I blot out of my book” (Exod. 33). 5. In Daniel’s vision of the Last Judgment, the Ancient of days sits on a throne “and the books were opened” (Dan. 10, elaborated in Rev. 12). 361–62). 33, echoed by Paul in 2 Cor. 3). The “book of life” easily becomes the book of one’s own life. 2). ” Pindar has the name of an Olympic victor “written on my heart” (Olymp.

24–50). 15). From the time of Hippocrates to very recent times blood was taken as one of the four vital fluids or “humors” whose balance is essential to human health and sanity (see Humor). 2); one who has an excess of it is “sanguine,” which usually means “cheerful” or “hopeful”; it came also to mean “courageous,” as if full of heart (Latin cor), the seat of the blood. 332–33). One whose blood is hot is passionate, angry, impetuous. 1471), still a common expression. 123). We commonly use “blood” today to mean “ancestry” or “kinship” or “race,” though blood has very little to do with it biologically.

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