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What is an allegory?

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Kathy Robinson on April 16, 2018

An allegory is a method of communicating a message representativelythrough symbols of one of the images. Allegories often teach complex lessonsby the extended use of metaphors, the massge transmitted is oftenmuch bigger than the words that are used to communicate. While thewords themselves have meaning and communicate a message, the largermessage is carried by the symbols and the images used. Is therepresentation of abstract ideas or principles by characters,figures, or events in narrative, dramatic, or pictorial form. See the related question below for examples of stories allegorical.


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