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apologue


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Apologue  \Ap"o*logue\,  n.  [L.  apologous  Gr  ?;  ?  from  +  ? 
  speech,  ?  to  speak:  cf  F.  apologue.] 
  A  story  or  relation  of  fictitious  events,  intended  to  convey 
  some  moral  truth;  a  moral  fable. 
 
  Note:  An  apologue  differs  from  a  parable  in  this;:  the 
  parable  is  drawn  from  events  which  take  place  among 
  mankind,  and  therefore  requires  probability  in  the 
  narrative;  the  apologue  is  founded  on  supposed  actions 
  of  brutes  or  inanimate  things  and  therefore  is  not 
  limited  by  strict  rules  of  probability.  [AE]sop's 
  fables  are  good  examples  of  apologues. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  apologue 
  n  :  a  short  moral  story  (often  with  animal  characters)  [syn:  {fable}, 
  {parable},  {allegory}] 




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