Allegory Meaning Definition Examples


Allegory Meaning Definition Examples

Allegory Allegory Meaning Definition Examples


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 defers 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.

N. B. The article originally belongs to the book entitled ‘Menonimus Dictionary of Literary Terms.

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  10. Critical Essays on English Poetry
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