allegory /ˈalɪɡ(ə)ri/


I. noun

1. a story, poem, or picture which can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one

Pilgrim’s Progress is an allegory of the spiritual journey.
2. a symbol.
II. derivatives

allegorist /ˈalɪɡərɪst /

– origin late Middle English: from Old French allegorie, via Latin from Greek allēgoria, from allos ‘other’ + -agoria ‘speaking’.

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