dream vision

dream vision
noun Date: 1906 a usually medieval poem having a framework in which the poet pictures himself as falling asleep and envisioning in his dream a series of allegorical people and events

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  • dream vision — (dream allegory)    The dream vision was a favorite genre of medieval narrative poetry, in which a narrator falls asleep and dreams what becomes the main body of the story. Often the dream was in the form of an ALLEGORY, or was otherwise… …   Encyclopedia of medieval literature

  • Dream vision — Boethius in prison Contents …   Wikipedia

  • dream vision — noun 1. : a poetic framework especially popular in medieval literature in which the poet pictures himself as falling asleep and envisioning in his dream a series of allegorical people and events 2. : a poem utilizing the dream vision * * * a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • dream vision — a conventional device used in narrative verse, employed esp. 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 …   Universalium

  • sleep dream vision —    A term used to denote a dream image occurring in the visual modality.    References    Mavromatis, A. (1987). Hypnagogia. The unique state of consciousness between wakefulness and sleep. London: Routledge …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • dream allegory — dream allegory, = dream vision. (Cf. ↑dream vision) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dream of the Rood, The — (ca. eighth century)    Perhaps the best known of the religious poems and sermons that make up the 10th century OLD ENGLISH manuscript called the VERCELLI BOOK, The Dream of the Rood is a DREAM VISION (the oldest such poem in English), in which a …   Encyclopedia of medieval literature

  • dream — Synonyms and related words: Miss America, Walter Mitty, absence of mind, absentmindedness, absorption, abstractedness, abstraction, ace, ache, airy hope, airy nothing, aspiration, assume, autism, bad dream, bathing beauty, be absent, be afraid,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • dream —    Also known as sleep dream, night dream, and nocturnal dream. All four terms are used interchangeably to denote an endogenously mediated perceptual experience occurring physiologically during sleep. Dreaming can be defined as the creation of… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • Dream of Rhonabwy, The — (Breudwyt Rhonobwy) (ca. 1220)    The Dream of Rhonabwy is an early 13th century Welsh prose tale found among the tales of the MABINOGION in the 14th century manuscript known as the Red Book of Hergest. Other manuscripts of the Mabinogion do not… …   Encyclopedia of medieval literature

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