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date: 26 March 2019

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This article examines Samuel Taylor Coleridge's views on allegory and symbol. It discusses criticisms on Coleridge's desynonymizing of allegory and symbols that fall under the three broad categories of empirical, conceptual, and ethical. The article highlights the Coleridgean distinction between the symbol as a non-discursive and synecdochical form of representation and allegory as the discursive representation of abstractions through unrelated images of no inherent significance.

Keywords: Samuel Taylor Coleridge, allegory, symbol, discursive representation, abstractions

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