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Synonyms for apologue

a short moral story (often with animal characters)

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His additional essays include the first pages of his 1990 study Mosaici, along with provocative entries on the Apologues, Alberti's use of astrology-astronomy, and the presence of Propertius in his poetry.
Legendes et apologues tires du recueil inedit d'Etienne de Bourbon (Paris: Librairie Renouard, 1877), 442; Welter, L'Exemplum clans la literature religieuse et didactique du moyen age, 215-23.
Nor is Margaret Atwood out to cheer us up in THE TENT (Doubleday, $18), a desert awning under which she has gathered a motley of cold-blooded parables, apologues, necrologies, nomads, and circus freaks that make her recent rewrite of the myth of Penelope and Odysseus, The Penelopiad (Canongate), look like a stand-up comedy routine.
Speculum historiale Etienne de Anecdotes historiques, Legendes et Bourbon, De apologues.
of "wisdom" literature, including fables, apologues, parables,
Amer's argument hinges on two assumptions: first, that the Romulus Nilantii, to which some of Marie's apologues have been linked, (1) typifies the entire medieval Latin fable tradition; and, second, that the Kalilah wa Dimnah, an Arabic collection of tales, also influenced Marie's work.
15) By the same token, entertaining pieces like apologues and character sketches became favoured above erudite essays or political commentary for which a fee was levied.
The report describing this incident reads like a series of all-too-truthful apologues illustrating how detainees with mental illnesses slip through the cracks, wither, and die behind bars.
I am including the oral stories and fables and apologues of tribal societies and, indeed, of our own society.
de Bourbon, Anecdotes historigues, legendes, et apologues, iv.
With such apologues Thackeray illustrates his arguments against an hereditary ruling class, which he puts forward in several places, notably in The Book of Snobs:
The contents of the work are varied; included are hymns to the Virgin and animal apologues as well as picaresque accounts of the author's love affairs and a description of a battle between Lord Flesh and Lady Lent, in which the latter is vanquished.