Would you please explain it?
I think most of the online definitions are vague... I need something easy to understand.
Last edited by Raymott; 22-Dec-2010 at 00:47.
Well I think now it's becoming clearer, though still I find difficulty in differentiating it from the term "metaphor" but I know for sure that they are not synonymous words and perhaps the latter commonly used regarding poetry... As always, I appreciate hearing your thoughts.
A metaphor is short: He is a pig.
An extended metaphor can be a bit longer: Too many cooks were involved in this project and not surprisingly we ended up with an over-seasoned, gloppy soup instead of an elegant main course.
An allegory is an entire story. You can read an allegory as a simple story. You can read Animal Farm and think it's about animals.
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.