allegory Meaning and Definition

Urdu Meanings

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تمثیل

tamseel

مجازیہ

mujazia

علامت

alamat

شان

shaan

پیکر

pekar

View English Meanings of: tamseelmujaziaalamatshaanpekar

Definitions

English definition for allegory

1. n. an expressive style that uses fictional characters and events to describe some subject by suggestive resemblances; an extended metaphor

2. n. a short moral story (often with animal characters)

3. n. a visible symbol representing an abstract idea

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As a literary device, an allegory in its most general sense is an extended metaphor. Allegory has been used widely throughout history in all forms of art, largely because it can readily illustrate complex ideas and concepts in ways that are comprehensible or striking to its viewers, readers, or listeners.
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