Allegory vs. Satire

Allegory vs. Satire — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Allegory and Satire

Allegorynoun

The representation of abstract ideas or principles by characters, figures, or events in narrative, dramatic, or pictorial form.

Satirenoun

A literary work in which human foolishness or vice is attacked through irony, derision, or wit.

Allegorynoun

A story, picture, or play employing such representation. John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress and Herman Melville's Moby-Dick are allegories.

Satirenoun

The branch of literature constituting such works.

Allegorynoun

A symbolic representation

The blindfolded figure with scales is an allegory of justice.

Satirenoun

Irony, sarcasm, or caustic wit used to attack or expose human foolishness or vice.

Allegorynoun

The representation of abstract principles by characters or figures.

Satirenoun

(uncountable) A literary device of writing or art which principally ridicules its subject often as an intended means of provoking or preventing change. Humor, irony, and exaggeration are often used to aid this.

Allegorynoun

A picture, book, or other form of communication using such representation.

Satirenoun

(countable) A satirical work.

a stinging satire of American politics.

Allegorynoun

A symbolic representation which can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, usually a moral or political one.

Satirenoun

Severity of remark.

Allegorynoun

A category that retains some of the structure of the category of binary relations between sets, representing a high-level generalisation of that category.

Satirenoun

witty language used to convey insults or scorn;

he used sarcasm to upset his opponentirony is wasted on the stupidSatire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own

Allegorynoun

a short moral story (often with animal characters)

Allegorynoun

a visible symbol representing an abstract idea

Allegorynoun

an expressive style that uses fictional characters and events to describe some subject by suggestive resemblances; an extended metaphor