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That film is baldly allegorical and obviously satirical, surreal in ways that are haunting even after it’s over.
M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN RETURNS WITH OLD, A FLOPPY BUT HAUNTING THRILLER ABOUT AGINGALISSA WILKINSONJULY 23, 2021VOX
There is no clear before-and-after in this, but there are key episodes and an evolution from portraiture as a natural likeness to portraiture as a symbolic, allegorical and literary form.
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There are many justifiably bold, thought-provoking creative choices in Covenant, but the decision to combine allegorical horror with sadistic realism is not one of them.
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Over time I’ve also realized that the science of that work makes for a pretty good allegorical tale.
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John was baptizing at a large pool called Ænon-by-Saleim,—probably allegorical, meaning “Fountain of Repose.”
SOLOMON AND SOLOMONIC LITERATUREMONCURE DANIEL CONWAY
The descriptions of allegorical personages in this poem are clearly imitated from similar descriptions in Latin poets.
CHAUCER'S WORKS, VOLUME 1 (OF 7) -- ROMAUNT OF THE ROSE; MINOR POEMSGEOFFREY CHAUCER
Some decorations have been added since last year, and an allegorical drop-scene has been painted.
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The Jews, who went out of Egypt, rude as they were, had heard of the allegorical philosophy of the Egyptians.
A PHILOSOPHICAL DICTIONARY, VOLUME 1 (OF 10)FRANOIS-MARIE AROUET (AKA VOLTAIRE)
On high above the triumphal car was set some allegorical figure, such as Valour, Victory, or Fame.
FLORENCE AND NORTHERN TUSCANY WITH GENOAEDWARD HUTTON
Garrick, in one of his pictures, is set between the allegorical figures of Tragedy and Comedy.
THE HISTORY OF MODERN PAINTING, VOLUME 1 (OF 4)RICHARD MUTHER
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WORDS RELATED TO ALLEGORICAL

  • allegorical
  • chimerical
  • created
  • fabled
  • fabricated
  • fabulous
  • fairy-tale
  • false
  • fanciful
  • fantasy
  • fictitious
  • fictive
  • folkloric
  • imaginary
  • invented
  • legendary
  • made-up
  • mythic
  • mythological
  • nonexistent
  • pretended
  • storied
  • supposititious
  • traditional
  • unreal
  • untrue
  • visionary
  • whimsical
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