The Allegory and metaphors..what is the difference and can they be seen in poetry as beneficial?
An allegorical account and rhymes used as metaphors, may they be seen in story telling and poems as a clever ploy?
A metaphor is when you say something is something else, e,g. The moon is a big ball of cheese. An allegory, however, is a story used to symbolise or explain the meaning of a philosophical or political issue, such as Plato's cave. Both are very good pieces of imagery to be used in poetry, but where as the metaphor would be used in the poem, an allegory would be used as the poem itself.
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