Meaning of allegory

al•le•go•ry

Pronunciation: (al'u-gôr"ē, -gōr"ē), [key]
— pl. -ries.
  1. a representation of an abstract or spiritual meaning through concrete or material forms; figurative treatment of one subject under the guise of another.
  2. a symbolical narrative:Piers Plowman. the allegory of
  3. emblem (def. 3).
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