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allegory (s) (noun), allegories (pl)
1. A work in which the characters and events are to be understood as representing other things and symbolically expressing a deeper, often spiritual, moral, or political meaning.
2. The symbolic expression of a deeper meaning through a story or scene acted out by human, animal, or mythical characters: George Orwell's Animal Farm novel is an allegory in which animals behave and talk like humans.".
3. A symbolic representation of something.
4. A story in which people, things, and happenings have a hidden or symbolic meanings.

Allegories are used for teaching or explaining ideas, moral principles, etc.

5. Etymology: a description of one thing under the image of another; from allos,, "other" plus agoreuein, "to speak openly in an assembly" from agora, "marketplace, place of assembly".
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