An Allegory — A lesson in the writing..

This Literary term is a narrative that serves as an extended metaphor.  An allegory is a complete piece of literature that has characters and a plot and and settings and may even contain literary symbols…

A favorite book of mine that is written in this form is “

Illusion” –by Richard Bach..

this book Sub-titled The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah, The book tells a story of a two barn storming pilots in I would say the 50’s flying from town to town. There is a an underlying message that everyone can be enlightened and control ones own destiny.

The book is riddled throughout with scuttles of


which are a form of  Aphorism-

Aphorism- is an Original thought in memorable form. Hippocrates had one of the earliest collections. Some of these phrases like “Life is short” or “Opportunity fleeting”—they are understood to be a concise  truth statement that usually contain an observation written in a sly or cleaver manner.

The book by Bach has an internal story with in the story which is the guide book of the “messiah” who is a common man that has many wisdoms.. and this book is “The Messiah’s Handbook” which is written like another fable and teaches the lesson: (( What one person considers the end of the road.. others see as metamorphosis like when a caterpillar enters into its cocoon and emerges as a butterfly..))

The Messiahs handbook part of this book in my copy is written out like its hand written in loose-leaf.. this book is so very cleaver..

It starts out:

“There was a Master come unto the earth, born in the holy land of Indiana,
raised in the mystical hills east of Fort Wayne….”

The book Illusion is a recommended addition to anyone’s bookshelf..


2 responses to “An Allegory — A lesson in the writing..

  1. I don’t even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was good. I don’t know who you are but certainly you are going to a famous blogger if you are not already 😉 Cheers!

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