Associations to the word «Allegory»


ALLEGORY, noun. The representation of abstract principles by characters or figures.
ALLEGORY, noun. A picture, book, or other form of communication using such representation.
ALLEGORY, noun. A symbolic representation which can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, usually a moral or political one.

Dictionary definition

ALLEGORY, noun. A short moral story (often with animal characters).
ALLEGORY, noun. A visible symbol representing an abstract idea.
ALLEGORY, noun. An expressive style that uses fictional characters and events to describe some subject by suggestive resemblances; an extended metaphor.

Wise words

The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.
Mark Twain