Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun allegory

3 senses of allegory

Sense 1
fable, parable, allegory, apologue -- (a short moral story (often with animal characters))
       => story -- (a piece of fiction that narrates a chain of related events; "he writes stories for the magazines")

Sense 2
emblem, allegory -- (a visible symbol representing an abstract idea)
       => symbol, symbolization, symbolisation, symbolic representation -- (something visible that by association or convention represents something else that is invisible; "the eagle is a symbol of the United States")

Sense 3
allegory -- (an expressive style that uses fictional characters and events to describe some subject by suggestive resemblances; an extended metaphor)
       => expressive style, style -- (a way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period; "all the reporters were expected to adopt the style of the newspaper")

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