apologue

Definitions of apologue
  1. noun
    a short moral story (often with animal characters)
    synonyms: allegory, fable, parable
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    examples:
    Pilgrim's Progress
    an allegory written by John Bunyan in 1678
    types:
    Aesop's fables
    a collection of fables believed to have been written by the Greek storyteller Aesop
    type of:
    story
    a piece of fiction that narrates a chain of related events
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