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The word '''parable''' is from the Greek parabolē, which is a title given to any fictional narrative designed to illustrate a single pointThe parable differs from a [[fable]] in that the setting is not magical (talking animals for instance).  The [[allegory]] differs from the parable in length (allegories are longer) and may encompass more ideals than a parable.
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A '''parable''' (from the Greek parabolē) is a fictional narrative that illustrates a truth about human nature.   
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A parable differs from a [[fable]] in that the setting is not magical (talking animals for instance).  The [[allegory]] differs from the parable in length (allegories are longer) and may encompass more ideals than a parable.
  
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==

Revision as of 11:10, 29 April 2012

A parable (from the Greek parabolē) is a fictional narrative that illustrates a truth about human nature.

A parable differs from a fable in that the setting is not magical (talking animals for instance). The allegory differs from the parable in length (allegories are longer) and may encompass more ideals than a parable.

See also