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Noun
Indirect representation, storytelling
“Some people sneer at a metaphorical reading of scripture and Tolkien himself was opposed to allegory as a rhetorical form.”
Noun
The word or phrase used in this way
Noun
Use of symbols to communicate ideas
Noun
A building designed for the performance of such works
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A fictitious prose narrative
Noun
The quality or state of being similar to something
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