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What is an allegory?

 

Definition
 

An allegory is an extended metaphor, especially a story in which fictional characters and actions are used to understand and express aspects of concepts relating to human existence.

Kind
  Here is a kind of allegory:
 
Generic
  An allegory is a kind of
 
Sources
 

Corbett 1971 479

 

Mish 1991 71


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