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 (ăp′ə-lôg′, -lŏg′)
A moral fable, especially one having animals or inanimate objects as characters.

[French, from Latin apologus, from Greek apologos : apo-, apo- + logos, speech; see leg- in Indo-European roots.]


(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) an allegory or moral fable
[C17: from Latin, from Greek apologos]


(ˈæp əˌlɔg, -ˌlɒg)

an allegorical fable typically containing a moral.
[1545–55; (< Middle French) < Latin apologus < Greek apólogos fable. See apo-, -logue]
ap′o•log`al, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.apologue - a short moral story (often with animal characters)apologue - a short moral story (often with animal characters)
story - a piece of fiction that narrates a chain of related events; "he writes stories for the magazines"
Aesop's fables - a collection of fables believed to have been written by the Greek storyteller Aesop


[ˈæpəlɒg] Napólogo m
References in classic literature ?
And in my opinion this sort of writing and composition is of the same species as the fables they call the Milesian, nonsensical tales that aim solely at giving amusement and not instruction, exactly the opposite of the apologue fables which amuse and instruct at the same time.
Still I must bear my hard lot as well as I can--at least, I shall be amongst GENTLEFOLKS, and not with vulgar city people": and she fell to thinking of her Russell Square friends with that very same philosophical bitterness with which, in a certain apologue, the fox is represented as speaking of the grapes.
Not less true to all time are the details of that stately apologue.
Has the Song Celebration Movement been an apologue of the regime, or its classical opposition?
Un petit apologue emprunte au Faust de Goethe resumerait bien ce propos.
As the apologue metaphorizes, in a single issue, we can see many faces, in the same way that meaning is a point of view.
One of these projects, a 2009 piece titled "Holiday Inn Apologue," was comprised of a pair of slide projectors whose loops of images were programmed with two audio tracks.
For instance: could Sedgwick's "An Apologue," published in Sartain's Union Magazine in 1847, be a late response to Hawthorne's "Man of Adamant, an Apologue," first published in The Token a decade before (1836)?
The apologue, which through its unusual qualities, could stir the interest of a spirit that "succumbed to the charms of Urania," as the Romanian poet portrays himself, counts among those very few works that transcend the limits of fiction and "get close to [.
Defining the public intellectual allows Joeckel to argue that the "outsider or nonconformist" role assumed by those taking on the public intellectual persona is one Lewis assumed in his apologetics, as well as his apologue, which Joeckel argues are works "organized as a fictional example of the truth of a formulable statement or a series of such statements" (qtd.
Lacan illustrates this in Seminar xiv by a little apologue alluding to the art of the salesman, which is the art of making someone desire an object they have no need for, thereby pushing them to demand it.
It is an apologue where each meter and each brick Narrate a sacrifice, harm or a death.