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allegory

al·le·go·ry

allegory

 
 
pronunciation:
ae l go ri
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part of speech: noun
inflections: allegories
definition 1: a tool in art or literature that uses concrete characters, events, or things to represent ideas or beliefs.
synonyms:
fable, parable
similar words:
emblem, illustration
definition 2: a story that is written or told to represent an idea or belief.
synonyms:
legend, parable
similar words:
fantasy
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