Soul Music

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Soul Music

Postby Sunshinetrooper » Sat Sep 21, 2013 12:01 am

Hi

I don't understand a passage in Soul Music and I'm looking for clarification, it stems around the world "allegorical" which I didn't know what it meant. Upon checking the dictionary, I've failed to understand its use in the context of the passage below:

"I always used to say that, when I was alive [the skull]"
"When was that, exactly?"
"Can't remember. I think I was pretty knowledgeable. Probably a teacher or philosopher, something of that kidney. And now I'm on a bench with a bird crapping on my head."
"Very allegorical," said the raven.


Could someone explain this to me?
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Re: Soul Music

Postby Jason » Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:26 am

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Re: Soul Music

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Sat Sep 21, 2013 1:42 pm

Hi Sunshinetrooper, as I see it. Allegorical meaning hidden depths, a symbolic representation or a deeper moral or spiritual meaning, the position the object or person finds him/itself in at the present time, and now I'm on a bench with a bird crapping on my head." which may be an apt situation for what he was/done when alive.

"Very allegorical," said the raven. A piece of fiction that narrates a chain of related events.

Probably a teacher or philosopher, something of that kidneythat being a pun change it for kind.

Hope this helps.
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Re: Soul Music

Postby janet » Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:53 pm

http://www.heise.de/ix/raven/Literature ... Raven.html
This might help as a reference. Cross references to Roundworld literature, music, theatre and world mythology are rife in Discworld novels.
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