Allegory in a sentence as a noun

Is this... a larger allegory, or something, that I am missing out on?

I'd read that, but only if he actually used an allegory to illustrate his point.

The reason there are two passages through what seem to be limbo is that Inception is Christian allegory.

Making such arguments in the form of an essay or allegory are also common.

Our fictional herd here is actually an allegory for the struggle between the lower class "the sheep" and the upper class "the dogs".

As I understand, it's more an allegory for the wider society and about institutions.

Fortunately, not everything on HN is "an allegory about a startup".

This is nothing more than a thinly-disguised allegory about piracy in the music industry.

It could be a larger political allegory in addition to it's critique of large corporate machines.

But I cordially dislike allegory in all its manifestations, and always have done so since I grew old and wary enough to detect its presence.

I think that many confuse 'applicability' with 'allegory'; but the one resides in the freedom of the reader, and the other in the purposed domination of the author.

Metaphor is a type of analogy and is closely related to other rhetorical figures of speech that achieve their effects via association, comparison or resemblance including allegory, hyperbole, and simile.

If musicians had nearly as much stake in their distributed product, from a percent standpoint, as a startup founder has in his/her business, or if the music industry were remotely as equitable, all things considered, as the software industry, then the essay's apparent allegory might ring a little more true to me.

I got to that part and felt like the article had become an allegory about our field; I was simultaneously saddened at the idea of being a professional cook in a kitchen where goat cheese was too "niche" and enthralled at the idea of problem-solving food in an setting where the decision to use guacamole might exhaust the global supply of avocados.

Allegory definitions


a short moral story (often with animal characters)

See also: fable parable apologue


a visible symbol representing an abstract idea

See also: emblem


an expressive style that uses fictional characters and events to describe some subject by suggestive resemblances; an extended metaphor