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dream vision

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  1. a conventional device used in narrative verse, employed especially by medieval poets, that presents a story as told by one who falls asleep and dreams the events of the poem: Dante's Divine Comedy exemplifies the dream vision in its most developed form.

Origin of dream vision

First recorded in 1905–10
Also called dream allegory.
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