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Definition 1: a short moral story (often with animal characters) - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for allegory in the sense of this definition

(allegory is a kind of ...) a piece of fiction that narrates a chain of related events

"he writes stories for the magazines"

(... is a kind of allegory ) a collection of fables believed to have been written by the Greek storyteller Aesop

(... is an instance of allegory) an allegory written by John Bunyan in 1678

Definition 2: an expressive style that uses fictional characters and events to describe some subject by suggestive resemblances; an extended metaphor - [noun denoting communication]

(allegory is a kind of ...) a way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period

"all the reporters were expected to adopt the style of the newspaper"

Definition 3: a visible symbol representing an abstract idea - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for allegory in the sense of this definition

(allegory is a kind of ...) something visible that by association or convention represents something else that is invisible

"the eagle is a symbol of the United States"

(... is a kind of allegory ) an emblem (an eagle with wings and legs spread) on the obverse of the Great Seal of the United States

(... is a kind of allegory ) an emblem indicating that a taxicab is registered

(... is a kind of allegory ) the emblem of Canada

(... is a kind of allegory ) figure of a lamb; emblematic of Christ

(... is a kind of allegory ) an emblem (a small piece of plastic or cloth or metal) that signifies your status (rank or membership or affiliation etc.)

"they checked everyone's badge before letting them in"

(... is a kind of allegory ) a six-pointed star formed from two equilateral triangles; an emblem symbolizing Judaism

(... is a kind of allegory ) the emblem of socialist revolution

(... is a kind of allegory ) the emblem on the flag of the Soviet Union

(... is a kind of allegory ) an emblem flown as a symbol of nationality

(... is a kind of allegory ) bundle of rods containing an axe with the blade protruding; in ancient Rome it was a symbol of a magistrate's power; in modern Italy it is a symbol of fascism

(... is a kind of allegory ) the symbol of the Republican Party; introduced in cartoons by Thomas Nast in 1874

(... is a kind of allegory ) an emblem representing power

"the Roman eagle"

(... is a kind of allegory ) an emblem of peace

(... is a kind of allegory ) the symbol of the Democratic Party; introduced in cartoons by Thomas Nast in 1874

(... is a kind of allegory ) a symbol for love in the form of a cherubic naked boy with wings and a bow and arrow

(... is a kind of allegory ) the letter A in red; Puritans required adulterers to wear it

(... is a kind of allegory ) the official emblem of the Nazi Party and the Third Reich; a cross with the arms bent at right angles in a clockwise direction

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