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Allegory meaning

allegory - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. A figurative sentence or discourse, in which the principal subject is described by another subject resembling it in its properties and circumstances. The real subject is thus kept out of view, and we are left to collect the intentions of the writer or speaker by the resemblance of the secondary to the primary subject.
  2. 2. Anything which represents by suggestive resemblance; an emblem.
  3. 3. A figure representation which has a meaning beyond notion directly conveyed by the object painted or sculptured.
  4. 4. A figurative speech or representation.
  5. 5. Allegoric and allegorical.
  6. 6. Allegorize.

allegory - examples of usage

  1. In the second place, the allegory was such an image of his life as he wished, for good reasons, to impress on the public mind. - "Daniel Defoe", William Minto.
  2. Calling the tale an allegory served him in two ways. - "Daniel Defoe", William Minto.
  3. But I doubt whether the allegory can be pushed into such details. - "Daniel Defoe", William Minto.
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