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).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Critics applaud this anti-Soviet political allegory wrapped in a romantic drama, which is set in '50s Russia.

  • 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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