Allegory

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Allegory: A figurative sentence or discourse, in which the principal subjectis described by another subject resembling it in its properties andcircumstances. The real sub Do you have knowledge, Definitions or data to publish about Allegory? Dictionary UK is open for edits.

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Meaning of Allegory:

1. A figurative sentence or discourse, in which the principal subjectis described by another subject resembling it in its properties andcircumstances. The real subject is thus kept out of view, and we areleft to collect the intentions of the writer or speaker by theresemblance of the secondary to the primary subject.

2. Anything which represents by suggestive resemblance

3. an emblem.

4. (Paint. & Sculpt.) A figure representation which has a meaning beyond notiondirectly conveyed by the object painted or sculptured.Syn. Metaphor

5. fable. Allegory, Parable. "An allegory differs both from fable andparable, in that the properties of persons are fictitiouslyrepresented as attached to things, to which they are as it weretransferred. . . . A figure of Peace and Victory crowning somehistorical personage is an allegory. "I am the Vine, ye are thebranches" [John xv. 1-6] is a spoken allegory. In the parable thereis no transference of properties. The parable of the sower [Matt.xiii. 3-23] represents all things as according to their propernature. In the allegory quoted above the properties of the vine andthe relation of the branches are transferred to the person of Christand His apostles and disciples." C. J. Smith.Note: An allegory is a prolonged metaphor. Bunyans "PilgrimsProgress" and Spensers "Fa?rie Queene" are celebrated examples ofthe allegory.

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