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n, a story in which the characters represent moral principles or ideas


n, an indirect reference made to something


n, a meaning or idea that is associated with a word in addition to its literal meaning


n, a phrase or expression whose meaning is different from the literal meaning of its individual words


n, the specialized vocabulary used by those in a particular profession or way of life


n, a comparison not using like or as


n, a humorous or satirical literary or musical imitation of a serious work


n, a regional dialect of a language, especially one other than the standard or literary dialect


n, an error in grammar or standard language


n, the act of talking to oneself

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