Metaphor in Doctor Faustus

Metaphor Examples in Doctor Faustus:

Epilogue 1

"Apollo's laurel-bough..."   (Epilogue )

In Greek mythology, Apollo the god of light carries a laurel bough or wears a laurel crown. The laurel is a symbol of learning and wisdom. If the laurel crown is "burned" it metaphorically means that learning and wisdom have been burned.