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apologue

noun

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a story intended to teach a basic truth or moral about life
  • the film is an apologue of sorts, but the message is couched in a zany and action-filled plot

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The first known use of apologue was circa 1555

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“Apologue.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/apologue. Accessed 17 Apr. 2021.

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