Allegory is a wonderful way to tell a story. They're used for stories that teach ideas and principles. Usually with a moral outlook. Allegory is often confused with symbolism. Allegory includes actions and characters to stand in for ideas. Symbols don't tell a story. An example would be Plato's cave story: it tells how some people stand in ignorant chains and others see the light. Allegory allows people to express layers of meaning within there own stories.A literary example of allegory would be "Animal Farm", by George Orwell.“All animals are equal but a few are more equal than others.”
Symbolism uses ideas and aspects to designate deeper and more significant meaning within its structure. Using all kinds of objects such as animals, plants, colors, and material articles of all kinds. Pictures and writing using allegory, metaphors, and similes are used to express symbolic ideas.
Symbolism offers a way to communicate with double meaning. The literal self evident portrait and the symbolic one which contains a more profound meaning or action.
Therefore you are a chicken. Isn't that something?