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allegory

noun [C/U]  /ˈæl·ɪˌɡɔr·i, -ˌɡoʊr·i/ us  
literature a story, play, poem, picture, or other work in which the characters and events represent particular moral, religious, or political qualities or ideas
allegorical
adjective  /ˌæl·ɪˈɡɔr·ɪ·kəl, -ˈɡɑr-/ us  
Apples represent people in this allegorical contest between wilderness and civilization.
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