Noun(1) a short moral story (often with animal characters(2) a visible symbol representing an abstract idea(3) an expressive style that uses fictional characters and events to describe some subject by suggestive resemblances; an extended metaphor
(1) The interactions between the characters in Springtime obviously form a political allegory , but rarely have I seen allegorical conceits that were as likeable as these characters are.(2) For those who don't know, the story is a futuristic allegory of the Arab Revolt familiar to most through the film Lawrence of Arabia.(3) My university education had transformed me into a theistic evolutionist, one who believed that God intended the Genesis account of creation to be an allegory picturing the total evolution of the cosmos.(4) My first response upon rereading the book, largely thanks to my current preoccupations, was to interpret the story as an allegory about writing fiction.(5) Throw Away Kids was three interwoven stories presenting as an allegory of the experience of Native people the world over.(6) But then comes the coded ending, and you realize that Bagger is a symbol, an allegory , a pillar of life, death and whatever else.(7) You could read the relationship as a love story or an allegory of two sides struggling to come together - East and West, Christian and Muslim, the have and the have-not - against the creeping influence of negativity.(8) Pilgrim's Progress is an allegory of the spiritual journey(9) I believe that categorizing this story as an allegory is more appropriate than doing so as a myth because a myth is defined as explaining natural phenomenon.(10) A story is an allegory of real life; the characters are allegories of real people, since you only take the important parts of their lives.(11) Some feminist critics have interpreted Frankenstein as an allegory of childbirth which, in this case, is the product of solitary male propagation, being the proverbial scientist's brain child.(12) John Ford's classic western, starring John Wayne, is a political allegory about how ├ö├ç├┐civilisation├ö├ç├û managed to conquer America's Wild West.(13) If you had sat through that entire game, and had experienced something of that season, you would have known that this home run was a great moment, yes, but one in a long story - not an allegory nor morality tale.(14) I've been thinking about Kafka's ├ö├ç├┐Metamorphosis├ö├ç├û, a story which is an allegory about how we view those who are chronically ill.(15) It is, for example, perfectly possible to read the poem as an allegory not of war but of the ├ö├ç├┐war├ö├ç├û between the sexes.(16) Wajda's sewer rats swarmed onwards as allegory : they eventually emerged not from a Warsaw manhole, but a manhole on Wall Street.
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Different Formsallegoric, allegorical, allegories, allegorist, allegorists, allegory
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