Thesaurus > Related Words: allegory

  Words related to allegory

Related / Similar Words: fable, parable, apologue, emblem

 

Definition:
  • an expressive style that uses fictional characters and events to describe some subject by suggestive resemblances; an extended metaphor;
  • a short moral story (often with animal characters);
  • a visible symbol representing an abstract idea;

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    Hyponyms: Aesop's fables, Pilgrim's Progress, scarlet letter, donkey, dove, eagle, elephant, fasces, national flag, ensign, hammer and sickle, red flag, Star of David, Shield of David, Magen David, Mogen David, Solomon's seal, badge, Agnus Dei, Paschal Lamb, maple-leaf, medallion, spread eagle, swastika, Hakenkreuz

     

    Derivational Morphology: allegorize, allegorise

     

    Anagrams: gargoyle, aerology

     

     
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