- 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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Examples from the Web for dream vision
In one case we then speak of the "waking hallucinations of the normal," in the other, of the dream-vision of the somnambulists.
I have said above that that woman appeared to me like a dream-vision—and like a dream-vision she went past and vanished forever.The Diary of a Superfluous Man and Other Stories
Every time that I described to any one my dream-vision respecting him, I confidently expected him to answer, it was not so.
I was not less astonished to find that my dream-vision agreed with reality.
No wonder that Hamlet preferred the ills he knew rather than run the risk of one dream-vision.The World I Live In