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Apologue

[AHP-pə-log]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: French, mid 16th century

1.

A moral fable, especially one with animals as characters.

Examples of Apologue in a sentence

"Jessica wrote an apologue that made it easy for children to absorb the story’s morals."

"“The Tortoise and the Hare” is a famous apologue."

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About Apologue

This word stems from French, via Latin from the Greek “apologos,” meaning “story.”

Did you Know?

“Aesop’s Fables,” the most well-known collection of apologues, have been educating children for generations with morality tales delivered through talking animals. Stories such as “The Owl and the Grasshopper,” “The Bell and the Cat,” and “The Two Crabs” are short enough to keep a child’s attention and obvious enough to make their ultimate messages clear.

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