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date: 22 August 2019

allegory 

Source:
A Dictionary of Critical Theory
Author(s):

Ian Buchanan

A form of artwork (whether architectural, textual, visual, plastic, or musical) whose outward appearance is contrived to suggest a hidden or second order of meaning that is in some sense the ‘true’ meaning. This is often achieved by means of symbols, but there are many other techniques as well, such as personification and ... ...

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