Synonyms of 'allegorical'
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If something, such as an object in a picture, is emblematic of a particular quality or an idea, it symbolically represents the quality or idea.
Dogs are emblematic of faithfulness.
If you use a word or expression in a figurative sense, you use it with a more abstract or imaginative meaning than its ordinary literal one.
both the literal and figurative sense
Thesaurus for allegorical from the Collins English Thesaurus
An allegorical story , poem , or painting uses allegory.