Types, Symbols, and Figures of Speech

From Milton Terry’s Biblical Hermeneutics, pg. 335:

Similes, parables, and types have this in common, that a formal comparison is made or assumed between different persons and events, and the language is employed in its literal sense; but in metaphor, allegory, and symbol, the characteristic feature is that one thing is said or seen, and another is intended.

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