Allegory

By : Maggie Sullivan

Definition

Allegory is a story in which the characters and events are symbols that stand for ideas about humans life or for a political or historical situation.

Facts

Examples -


1." Faerie Queene" by Edmund Spenser is a religious or moral allegory where characters represent virtues and vices.


2."Animal Farm" by George Orwell is a political allegory of events in Russia and Communism.


Interesting Facts -


1. Dr. Seuss creates allegorys all the time.


2. The best known allegory book is " Animal Farm " .