Example sentences for: allegory

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

  • If my book-loving peers would rather spend their beach reading on plodding thrillers than on the heart-stopping adventure stories of Philip Pullman (author of the "Dark Materials" trilogy), say, or the scintillating allegory of Norton Juster ( The Phantom Tollbooth ), then nothing could be done about it, short of reading aloud to them when they were laid up with the flu (which does work, but you lose your voice).

  • 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.

  • It is impossible not to see Kowloon Tong as an allegory.

  • 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.

  • Casino blends Raging Bull with GoodFellas and can be interpreted as a wry allegory of Hollywood in the '70s--a time when "guys like us" (i.e.


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