Allegory

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Meaning

“A story with a second distinct meaning, usually moral or political, partially hidden behind its literal or visible meaning.” Chris Baldick, The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms (Oxford UP, 1990)

For instance, Arthur Miller’s The Crucible leveled a critique against the “Red Scare” of the 1950’s.

You can accurately consider allegory as an extended form of a metaphor.

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