Allegory: A narrative using symbolic names, usually a short, simple, commonly cliched lesson, it is a whole world of symbols.Originally Posted by majicangel-4
example of an allegory in a joke:
A crow was sitting in a tree, doing nothing all day. A small rabbit saw the crow, and asked him, "Can I also sit like you and do nothing all day long?" The crow answered: "Sure, why not." So, the rabbit sat on the ground below the crow, and rested. All of a sudden, a fox appeared, jumped on the rabbit and ate it.
To be sitting and doing nothing, you must be sitting very, very high up.
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Allegory is symbolism that carries a deeper meaning.