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dream vision

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.
Also called dream allegory.
Origin of dream vision
First recorded in 1905-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Her own gray spine stiffened when she saw the tawny hair along Kazan's back bristle at some dream vision.

    Kazan James Oliver Curwood
  • Angus gaped and blinked, and then he knew it was no dream vision, but real flesh and blood.

    The Land of Strong Men Arthur M. Chisholm

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