Example sentences for: allegory

How can you use “allegory” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • It portrays the Medici clan led by Lorenzo the Magnificent in what is in fact an allegory of an ecumenical council with Pope Pius II in Florence.

  • Most critics, however, echo the New York Times ' Stephen Holden's verdict: "an incoherent blitz of noise, chintzy special effects and bargain-basement allegory."

  • Instead, her books get their depth from a combination of allegory and genuine human interactions that haven't been pre-chewed.

  • For Degas, who had forsworn self-portraiture for 30 years, this double image has the weight of allegory: The aging and celibate artist has purchased a score of creative years at the price of physical collapse.

  • Panning Mason & Dixon, the New Republic 's James Wood declares Thomas Pynchon's penchant for allegory tiresome and his alleged cleverness to be overwrought and heavy-handed.

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