Which word (if any) best describes a complete story that is made up of analogies, metaphors and possibly some parables?
For example, if I was writing a story about someone's life journey, but writing it as if it was a boat on a river that started as a small trickle, then gained momentum and energy, had periods of calm, then encountered rough waters etc. Would that be an analogy? Would the fact it is a story be too much for an analogy? I think of an analogy more like a one-liner or a sentence at most.
I don't think parable would fit. A parable appears to require a moral to the story. My story may not have a moral to it. Also I don't think a metaphor is broad enough. Perhaps a sustained metaphor?