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allegory

noun

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a story intended to teach a basic truth or moral about life
  • Dr. Seuss's story "The Sneetches" is a telling allegory about tolerance for people's differences

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The first known use of allegory was in the 14th century

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“Allegory.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/allegory. Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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