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allegory
used in Moby Dick

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a fictional story whose characters, items, or events are symbolic to express a deeper meaning
  • 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.
    Chapters 43-45 -- Hark!; The Chart; The Affidavit (59% in)

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