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What is another word for allegory?

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Noun
A narrative in which a character, place, or event is used to deliver a broader message
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“The allegory transforms what would be a tired, preachy historical retread into a readable narrative.”
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A symbolic representation that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning
“The elephant, unwieldy and awkward yet graceful and powerful, becomes an allegory for the form itself.”
Noun
A word or phrase that departs from straightforward, literal language
Noun
A building designed for the performance of such works
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