An apologue or apolog is a brief fable or allegorical story
with pointed or exaggerated details, meant to serve as a pleasant vehicle for a moral doctrine or to convey a useful lesson
without stating it explicitly.
Short fictional story that anthropomorphises non-humans to illustrate a moral lesson
Brief fable or allegorical story with a useful lesson or moral doctrine
A symbolic representation which can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, usually a moral or political one.
A short story with a moral, often involving talking animals or objects; a fable.
A fictitious narrative intended to enforce some useful truth or precept, usually with animals, etc. as characters; an apologue. Prototypically, Aesop's Fables.
A short narrative illustrating a lesson (usually religious/moral) by comparison or analogy.