Greek- "allos" or "Agoreuein" meaning "other speaking"
•Fictional story that is symbolic
•Conveys a deeper meaning not obvious to the writing
•A meaning on two or more levels (Multi-level narrative)
•Can also be a certain method of reading text
•Encourages readers to find a meaning
A person represents human behavior, and abstract concepts such as strength, power, beauty, wisdom and so on.
A character or material object has an identity other than the overall message conveyed.
Based on the framework of a dream, also called "Dream Vision"
•The Scarlet Letter
•Roman de la Rose (Romance of the rose)
Well known examples in Literature
Examples in Poetry
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