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Daemon
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allegory

(noun) A visible symbol representing an abstract idea.

Synonyms: emblem

Usage: The blindfolded figure with scales is an allegory of justice.
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More memorable than the baffling weeds that grow in the pool of your garden, is a glimpse of sunlight through the trees. My Princess Mona ... though they laugh as I am climbing this mountain to your Castle, I send you this one allegory of remembrance







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or, indeed, a story, play, poem or painting in which a meaning or message is represented symbolically. A fable, in fact ...
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The most famous Allegory:

Allegory of the cave

The Allegory of the Cave – also known as the Analogy of the Cave, Plato's Cave, or the Parable of the Cave – is an allegory used by the Greek philosopher Plato in his work The Republic to illustrate "our nature in its education and want of education" (514a). It is written as a fictional dialogue between Plato's teacher Socrates and Plato's brother Glaucon at the beginning of Book VII (chapter IX in Robin Waterfield's translation) (514a–520a). The Allegory of the Cave is presented after the metaphor of the sun (507b–509c) and the analogy of the divided line (509d–513e). Allegories are summarized in the viewpoint of dialectic at the end of Book VII and VIII (531d-534e).
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http://www.princeton.edu/~achaney/tmve/wiki100k/docs/Allegory_of_the_cave.html
Alenka
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monamagda wrote:
The most famous Allegory:

Allegory of the cave

The Allegory of the Cave – also known as the Analogy of the Cave, Plato's Cave, or the Parable of the Cave – is an allegory used by the Greek philosopher Plato in his work The Republic to illustrate "our nature in its education and want of education" (514a). It is written as a fictional dialogue between Plato's teacher Socrates and Plato's brother Glaucon at the beginning of Book VII (chapter IX in Robin Waterfield's translation) (514a–520a). The Allegory of the Cave is presented after the metaphor of the sun (507b–509c) and the analogy of the divided line (509d–513e). Allegories are summarized in the viewpoint of dialectic at the end of Book VII and VIII (531d-534e).
Read more...
http://www.princeton.edu/~achaney/tmve/wiki100k/docs/Allegory_of_the_cave.html


Really interesting
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A figurative crocodile.
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