Allegory In Phineas Fletcher's The Purple Island

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Phineas Fletcher was an English poet who lived from 1852 to 1650. Fletcher is most famous for his scientific and religious poem The Purple Island, which is also known as The Isle of Man. The Purple Island contains 12 cantos in seven-line stanzas and is considered an epic poem. Fletcher wrote and published The Purple Island along with The Piscatory Eclogues and The Poetical Miscellanies all in his magnum opus in the year 1633. Fletcher’s poem, The Purple Island, is contemplated to be allegorical; many people also interpret The Purple Island to be of an apocalyptic genre. This epic allegorical format of Fletcher’s poem, The Purple Island, examines the relationship between the human body and the human soul by merging both the anatomical viewpoint…show more content…
A human’s sight is a warder; the teeth are porters. A human’s tongue and their ability to taste are embodied as a man and his wife. A person’s intelligence is the island’s prince and the prince’s counselors are the person’s five senses. The island prince’s enemies are epitomized as diseases and vices, while the island prince’s allies are exemplified by virtues. C.S. Lewis is a modern author who also used allegory to reveal the hidden meaning within his work. C.S. Lewis was a British novelist who lived from 1898 to 1963. C.S. Lewis is most well-known for writing his children’s series, The Chronicles of Narnia. The series, The Chronicles of Narnia, consists of seven books, which were published from the year 1950 to the year 1956. The order in which C.S. Lewis published the seven books are as follow: (1) The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe; (2) Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia; (3) The Voyage of the Dawn Treader; (4) The Silver Chair; (5) The Horse and His Boy; (6) The Magician’s Nephew; and (7) The Last Battle. The order in which the Chronicles of Narnia series’ storyline progresses should go is significantly different. The chronological order based on plot should be: (6) The Magician’s Nephew; (1) The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe; (5) The Horse and His Boy; (2) Prince Caspian: The Return to Narnia; (3) The Voyage of the Dawn Treader; (4) The Silver Chair; and lastly (7) The Last
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