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allegory
A story in which the people, the objects, and the events are symbols that have other meanings.

"George Orwell's Animal Farm novel is an allegory in which animals behave and talk like humans."

Word Entries at Word Info: “allegory
allegory (s) (noun), allegories (pl)
1. A work in which the characters and events are to be understood as representing other things and symbolically expressing a deeper, often spiritual, moral, or political meaning.
2. The symbolic expression of a deeper meaning through a story or scene acted out by human, animal, or mythical characters: George Orwell's Animal Farm novel is an allegory in which animals behave and talk like humans.".
3. A symbolic representation of something.
4. A story in which people, things, and happenings have a hidden or symbolic meanings.

Allegories are used for teaching or explaining ideas, moral principles, etc.

5. Etymology: a description of one thing under the image of another; from allos,, "other" plus agoreuein, "to speak openly in an assembly" from agora, "marketplace, place of assembly".
This entry is located in the following units: agora-, -gor- + (page 1) allo-, all- (page 1)