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English definition of “allegory”


noun [C/U]    /ˈæl·ɪˌɡɔr·i, -ˌɡoʊr·i/
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    /ˌæl·ɪˈɡɔr·ɪ·kəl, -ˈɡɑr-/ adjective Apples represent people in this allegorical contest between wilderness and civilization .
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