Allegory | Allegory Meaning, Definition, Illustration


Allegory | Allegory Meaning, Definition, Illustration

Allegory | Allegory Meaning, Definition, Illustration

Allegory Meaning, Definition, Illustration

Allegory | Allegory Meaning, Definition, Illustration

An Allegory is a narrative either in prose or verse which carries a second deeper meaning or significance besides its literal or surface meaning. In other words, to say, an Allegory is a narrative description of a subject under the guise of another similar subject. In a sense, an Allegory may be called an Extended Metaphor. In an allegory, the author invokes objects with symbolic significance. An allegory differs from Fable in the respect that the characters of a fable are not human beings but beasts, birds or inanimate objects that point to a moral lesson. There are three main types of allegory as-(1) Religious Allegory, (2) Political Allegory and (3) Historical Allegory. The English Language has produced some exemplary allegories such as- John Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress, Edmund Spencer’s The Faery Queen, John Dryden’s Absalom and Achitophel, Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels, Tennyson’s The Idylls of the King and some others. 0 0 0.

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