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allegory
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Moby Dick
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  • So ignorant are most landsmen of some of the plainest and most palpable wonders of the world, that without some hints touching the plain facts, historical and otherwise, of the fishery, they might scout at Moby Dick as a monstrous fable, or still worse and more detestable, a hideous and intolerable allegory.

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  • In Plato’s allegory, the prisoners in the cave represent people living in ignorance.
  • "Allegory’s beyond me," said Jim.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Something Wicked This Way Comes

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