Allegory (noun)

  1. A story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one.
  2. A representation of an abstract or spiritual meaning through concrete or material forms; an emblem.

Origin:

From greek allegoria, from allegor─ôs "speaking otherwise", from allos "other" + agoreuein "speak in public".

Examples:

  1. The novel is an allegory for the struggle of the human spirit.
  2. The painting is an allegory of the triumph of good over evil.
  3. The fable is an allegory for the importance of honesty.
  4. The statue is an allegory of freedom.
  5. The poem is an allegory of the human condition.
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