A story, fictional or non fictional, in which characters, things, and events represent qualities or concepts.
-interaction meant to reveal an abstraction or a truth.
EX: "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe", by C.S. Lewis, is a religious allegory with Aslan as Christ and Edmund as Judas.
EX:"Animal Farm", by George Orwell, is an allegory that describes the overthrow of the last Russian Tsar (Nicholas II).
An un-rhyming verse written in iambic pentameter. In poetry and prose, it has a consistent meter with 10 syllables in each line (pentameter); where, unstressed syllables are followed by stressed ones and five of which are stressed but do not rhyme.
Ex: Something there is that doesn't love a wall.
That sends the frozen-ground-swell under it,
And spills the upper boulders in the sun (Mending Walls-Robert Frost)
Ex:But, woe is me, you are so sick of late,
So far from cheer and from your former state,
That I distrust you. Yet, though I distrust,
Discomfort you, my lord, it nothing must (Hamlet- William Shakespeare