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synonyms for allegory

  • apologue
  • emblem
  • fable
  • figuration
  • moral
  • myth
  • parable
  • story
  • symbol
  • symbolism
  • symbolization
  • tale
  • typification
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  • non-fiction
  • truth
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer was a once-in-a-generation show, transforming supernatural teen pulp into an allegory for growing up and becoming a stronger, more complex and, in some ways, more wounded person than you ever thought you’d be.
THE NEW CLASS OF COMFORT TV: 16 SHOWS TO WATCH WHEN YOU RUN OUT OF FRIENDS AND THE OFFICEELIANA DOCKTERMANFEBRUARY 10, 2021TIME
That said, I don’t want to twist it into an allegory about leadership and collective sacrifice in times of crisis.
THE 2020 SWEAT SCIENCE HOLIDAY BOOK LISTALEX HUTCHINSONDECEMBER 16, 2020OUTSIDE ONLINE
Defining dataTo understand what data is, and how to govern it, metaphors and allegories can be helpful.
FAIR VALUE? FIXING THE DATA ECONOMYCLAIRE BEATTYDECEMBER 3, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
It’s an allegory, surely, but not one intentionally played for laughs.
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Besides setting up unrealistic ideals of love, Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks-starrer You’ve Got Mail became a timeless allegory for the charming independent bookstore.
HOW A TINY DELHI BOOKSTORE HELPED INDIANS AROUND THE COUNTRY KEEP READING DURING CORONAVIRUSMANAVI KAPURAUGUST 7, 2020QUARTZ
Many rabbis have regarded the formation of Adam and Eve and their adventure as an allegory.
A PHILOSOPHICAL DICTIONARY, VOLUME 1 (OF 10)FRANOIS-MARIE AROUET (AKA VOLTAIRE)
So that, besides the allegory, we have four dimensions of matter instead of three.
A PHILOSOPHICAL DICTIONARY, VOLUME 1 (OF 10)FRANOIS-MARIE AROUET (AKA VOLTAIRE)
But the spirit of allegory, which has never been lost, may be traced throughout these barbarous discourses.
A PHILOSOPHICAL DICTIONARY, VOLUME 1 (OF 10)FRANOIS-MARIE AROUET (AKA VOLTAIRE)
Its allegory, its learned literary allusions, its delving into obscure historic events, preclude any hope of popular success.
FRDRIC MISTRALCHARLES ALFRED DOWNER
Allegory is a narrative in which material things and circumstances are used to illustrate and enforce high spiritual truths.
ENGLISH: COMPOSITION AND LITERATUREW. F. (WILLIAM FRANKLIN) WEBSTER
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WORDS RELATED TO ALLEGORY

  • allegory
  • fable
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