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.

  • 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.

  • Critics also like the way the story has been rewritten to add some psychological depth (it's now an Oedipal allegory).

  • 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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