Can You Identify Allegory In Sentence?

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Can You Identify Allegory In Sentence?

Allegories are captivating figurative tools used in various works of art and have been in existence for years. They confer hidden messages that may be moral, religious or political all in poetic way. The strength of Allegory is in the ability to convey significant messages through hidden form and this is what makes it one of the complex literary devices in literature. This short quiz is to test and ascertain your knowledge regarding this literary device.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is a special feature of all allegories?
    • A. 

      Synecdoche

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Personification

    • D. 

      Symbolism

  • 2. 
    What did Northrop Frye describe the allegory in the "Faerie Queen" as?
    • A. 

       The oblivious allegory

    • B. 

      The blank allegory

    • C. 

      The naive allegory

    • D. 

      The mature allegory

  • 3. 
    What does a naive allegory in a piece of literary work mean?
    • A. 

      A non conforming allegory

    • B. 

      An allegory that's not wholly three dimensional

    • C. 

      The allegory in oblivion

    • D. 

      The allegory of continuum

  • 4. 
    Classical allegories can be traced as far back as the 6th century. What is the perfect description for the usage then?
    • A. 

      They were quasi-allegorical usage of personification

    • B. 

      They were quasi-allegorical usage of synecdoche

    • C. 

      They were quasi-allegorical usage of symbolism

    • D. 

      They were quasi-allegorical usage of euphemism

  • 5. 
    In Theagene's work, what was the allegorical purport of "the gods of Illiad"?
    • A. 

      The centaurs

    • B. 

      The pegasus

    • C. 

      The dementaurs

    • D. 

      Physical Elements

  • 6. 
    In the works of J.R.R Tolkiens, could it be said that an allegory not intended in writing is not an allegory itself?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      Maybe

    • D. 

      Not so sure

  • 7. 
    What is the allegorical interpretation one can conjure to the " one ring " in J.R.R Tolkien's "Lord of the Ring"?
    • A. 

      An indestructible weapon

    • B. 

      A symbol of authority

    • C. 

      A thirst of dominance

    • D. 

      Nuclear weapons

  • 8. 
    What is significant meaning attributable to the " Knights" in  Edmund Spencer's "The Faerie Queene"?
    • A. 

      Morality

    • B. 

      Virtues

    • C. 

      Holiness

    • D. 

      Love

  • 9. 
    What does the allegory of the " Devi's staff " mean in the Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Young Goodman Brown"?
    • A. 

      The defiance of God

    • B. 

      The great sins of men

    • C. 

      The lust in the world

    • D. 

      The sexualization of men

  • 10. 
    What does the " Melancholy of Resistance" mean in the allegorically in László  Krasznahorkai work mean?
    • A. 

      The clueless revolution against Napoleon

    • B. 

      The massacre of Florence by the Ottoman Dynasty

    • C. 

      The Liberian revolution against Charles Taylor

    • D. 

      A façade of a rather dysfunctional government