The last issue discussed the meaning of the literary term Allegory Allegory:
A form of extended metaphor where objects or people are equated with meaning that lies outside the narrative.
An example of this device used in poetry can be found in Edmund Spencer's The Faerie Queene. Here the young Knight is accompanied by a lovely (louly) lady in white, whose donkey (ass) is also white. In this poem both she and her donkey represent goodness. Some prose works that use Allegory are Pilgrims Progress by John Bunyon and Hind Feet in High Places by Hannah Hurnard Back to ROAE