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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.
Translations of “allegory”
in Spanish Alegoria…
in Chinese (Traditional) 寓言, 諷喻…
in Russian аллегория…
in Turkish içinde ahlaki değerlere ait gizli anlam içeren hikaye, şiir ya da tablo, allegori…
in Chinese (Simplified) 寓言, 讽喻…
in Polish alegoria…
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