Example sentences for: allegory

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • In his raucous, vaudevillian allegory Dogma , Kevin Smith concocts a scenario in which the will of God comes apocalyptically into conflict with Catholic doctrine.


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