Allegory

~Not everything is what it appears to be~

Definition

A story in which the characters and events are symbols that stand for political or historical situations. Often these are stories in which the writer is communicating some important message about a person or an event from the past or the present using fiction.

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*The allegory is similar to a fable, or a metaphor.

* There is no literal meaning in these stories, just a figurative one.