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Indirect representation, storytelling
“Some people sneer at a metaphorical reading of scripture and Tolkien himself was opposed to allegory as a rhetorical form.”
A word or phrase that departs from straightforward, literal language
A thing that represents or stands for something else, especially something abstract
A building designed for the performance of such works
A fictitious prose narrative
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