Example sentences for: allegory

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

  • They ingeniously recombine elements of fairy tale, religious allegory (Harry as the chosen one), half-remembered childhood reading, and pop culture (including, fairly explicitly in the case of Potter, the Star Wars cycle itself) into something new, fresh, and irresistible.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


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