more on allegory

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Aug 10 23:52:06 UTC 2012

There was a brief discussion a couple of years ago about the current
popular use of "allegory" to mean "a metaphor, symbol, or parable."

Here's an earlier ex.:

1986 Julie Salomon in _Wall Street Journal_ (Dec. 18) 24 [ProQuest]:
["Platoon"] isn't artful allegory like "Apocalypse Now" or "The Deer
Hunter." Mr. Stone wants to let us know what it's like down on the ground.


"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

The American Dialect Society -

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