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Copy of Parable and Allegory Presentation
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One day a countryman going to the nest of his goose found there an egg all yellow and glittering. When he took it up it was as heavy as lead and he was going to throw it away, because he thought a trick had been played on him. But he took it home on second thoughts, and soon found that it was an egg of pure gold.
Every morning the same thing occurred, and he grew rich by selling his eggs. As he grew rich he grew greedy; and thinking to get at once all the gold the goose could give, he killed it and opened it only to find nothing.
What is the moral of this story?
Is this just a story about a man and his goose? Explain your answer.
The Fox and the Crow
A Fox once saw a Crow fly off with a piece of cheese in its beak and settle on a branch of a tree. "That's for me, as I am a Fox," said Master Reynard, and he walked up to the foot of the tree. "Good-day, Mistress Crow," he cried. "How well you are looking to-day: how glossy your feathers; how bright your eye. I feel sure your voice must surpass that of other birds, just as your figure does; let me hear but one song from you that I may greet you as the Queen of Birds."
The Crow lifted up her head and began to caw her best, but the moment she opened her mouth the piece of cheese fell to the ground, only to be snapped up by Master Fox.
"That will do," said he. "That was all I wanted. In exchange for your cheese I will give you a piece of advice for the future."
What is the moral of this story?
How is this story an allegory?
Allegory & Parable Practice Worksheet Barry, William. "Parables." The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 11. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1911. 12 Feb. 2013<http://www.newadvent.org /cathen/11460a.htm>.
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“What is an allegory?”. 5 January 2004. 12 February 2013. < http://www.sil.org/ linguistics/Glossary OfLinguisticTerms/WhatIsAnAllegory.htm >. Works Cited Video Example (Parable) Visual: Allegory Analysis Warns against lying because of its inevitable consequences
Moral lesson- “Nobody believes a liar...even when he is telling the truth!” Parable Analysis Allegory
The representation of abstract ideas or principles by characters, figures, or events in narrative, dramatic, or pictorial form
Uses symbolic fictional figures & actions to convey truths or generalizations about human conduct or experience
Meant to be symbolic of some greater meaning Technique Defined: The Butter Battle Book by Dr. Seuss “There once was a shepherd boy who was bored as he sat on the hillside watching the village sheep. To amuse himself he took a great breath and sang out, ‘Wolf! Wolf! The Wolf is chasing the sheep!’... Later, he saw a REAL wolf prowling about his flock. Alarmed, he leaped to his feet and sang out as loudly as he could, ‘Wolf! Wolf!’.But the villagers thought he was trying to fool them again, and so they didn't come… We'll help you look for the lost sheep in the morning," he said, putting his arm around the youth, ‘Nobody believes a liar...even when he is telling the truth!’’. “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” by B. G. Hennessy Teaches through example
1 central point or truth the author wants to impart
Compares 1 event, action, or theme to another
Uses simpler characters and stories More than 1 central point, theme, or moral
Uses more complex characters and events to illustrate the topic or theme Allegory Parable Parable:
A short, simple story intended to illustrate a moral or religious lesson
A figure of speech in which truth is illustrated by a comparison or examples from daily experience that can helps to understand the more complicated idea
“ An earthy story with a heavenly meaning”
Generally teaches only one basic truth Technique Defined: Parable & Allegory By Natalie Pham & Pablo Montanez
AP English 11
Period 4 Contrasting (Parable example)