What's an example of allegory?

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Mar 24, 2016

A literature or a piece of art with hidden meanings.


Allegory is a story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a moral or political one. In a general sense, it is an extended metaphor.


  • Most people suggested that Lord of the Rings is an allegory for World Wars.
  • L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz may be readily understood as a plot-driven fantasy narrative in an extended fable with talking animals and broadly sketched characters, intended to discuss politics of the time
  • John Bunyan – The Pilgrim's Progress: The journey of the protagonists Christian and Evangelist symbolizes the ascension of the soul from earth to Heaven.

You can read more here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allegory

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