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).

  • 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.

  • Instead, her books get their depth from a combination of allegory and genuine human interactions that haven't been pre-chewed.

  • 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.

  • Star Wars hoopla visits academia, reports the Dallas Morning News . Some scholars view the original Star Wars film as a simplistic Cold War allegory that helped to legitimize Ronald Reagan's view of the Soviet Union as an "evil empire" and to build popular support for a "star wars" missile defense.


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