How is allegory pronounce?
How do you say allegory in America?
How do you pronounce allegory UK?
What allegory means?
Allegory, a symbolic fictional narrative that conveys a meaning not explicitly set forth in the narrative. Allegory, which encompasses such forms as fable, parable, and apologue, may have meaning on two or more levels that the reader can understand only through an interpretive process.
What is the most famous allegory?
One of the best known allegories in classical literature is Plato’s Allegory of the Cave. In this story, Plato imagines people living in a cave, only ever seeing objects as shadows reflected on the wall from the light of a fire—rather than seeing the objects directly.
Is the Bible written in allegory?
Medieval scholars believed the Old Testament to serve as an allegory of New Testament events, such as the story of Jonah and the whale, which represents Jesus’ death and resurrection. According to the Old Testament Book of Jonah, a prophet spent three days in the belly of a fish.
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