Example sentences for: allegory

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

  • Some of the museum’s most visited rooms are to come: In his graceful Allegory of Spring (1478) and the almost too famous but undyingly delightful Birth of Venus, Botticelli achieves an enchanting mixture of sensuality and purity.

  • He is a perfectly amoral character with the self-absorption of a child; an observer but not a critic, a participant who neither is nor isn't a responsible party, he's Grass' disturbingly neutral allegory of the German people.

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

  • Star Wars hoopla visits academia, reports the Dallas Morning News . Some scholars view the original Star Wars film as a simplistic Cold War allegory that helped to legitimize Ronald Reagan's view of the Soviet Union as an "evil empire" and to build popular support for a "star wars" missile defense.

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


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