Imagery in Doctor Faustus

Imagery Examples in Doctor Faustus:

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"pyramides,..."   (Scene 7)

By this, Mephistophilis means obelisks. Obelisks are tall stone pillars with a pyramid at the top. The Egyptians used to put them outside the doors of their temples in honor of their sun god. Mephistophilis uses these images in order to show the vast earthly power of Rome, which he is now offering up to Faustus to play with.