allegory allegory  /ˈæ lə ˌɡɔ ri/


  1. (n) an expressive style that uses fictional characters and events to describe some subject by suggestive resemblances; an extended metaphor
  2. (n) a short moral story (often with animal characters)
  3. (n) a visible symbol representing an abstract idea



  1. Still, these liberties do little to blunt the book's power as literature or, perhaps more important, as an allegory of Kapuscinski's own communist-era Poland.
  2. The gay rights allegory doesn't bother me too much.
  3. This bizarro counterhistory isn't an allegory, and it makes no easy political points.


  1. Book of verse by Kipling on the silent auction block in Redlands

    Allegory, verse, folktales and a circus tale for children are featured in the current silent auction of old and rare books sponsored by the Friends of the A.K. Smiley Public Library in Redlands.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Redlands Daily Facts

  2. Do You Shy Away From This Painting Approach?

    Figurative realism and allegory go hand in hand. Allegories—complex narratives built on layers of symbolism—are what allow works by Caravaggio, Titian, Bernini, Dürer, and Vermeer to carry resonance and remain intriguing centuries after they were created. Even though the power of storytelling is well known, allegory isn't always an easy sell in our contemporary world, which may explain why some ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Artist Daily

  3. K-8 promotion ceremony

    "In many ways middle school is like the allegory of the cave," said Gabriel Geiger, during the Mendocino K-8 School eighth grade promotion ceremony last Thursday.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Mendocino Beacon

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  1. "I wasn't ever one of the fans who knows every episode and every single line," Masterson said. "I'm not a huge trivia buff. But I do understand and appreciate Star Trek for the messages and the allegory. There are big reasons why this...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Chase Masterson Source: Airlock Alpha

  2. "I wanted the taxidermist to be ambiguous," said Martel, 46. "His involvement with his play, the intent he has -- is it really to use the Holocaust as an allegory for what we're doing to animals? Is it to hide something of his participation...
    on Apr 26, 2010 By: Yann Martel Source: Vancouver Sun

  3. "Other zombie movies don't match George's eye for satire or wit," the actor Simon Pegg wrote in an e-mail message. "Even films such as '28 Days Later,' which I really enjoyed, delivered the allegory but with a very straight face. George seems...
    on Feb 9, 2008 By: Simon Pegg Source: New York Times

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