Allegorical Poem: Definition & Examples


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How is an allegorical poem different from a standard poem?

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1. Within which Edgar Allen Poe tale can we find the poem The Haunted Palace?

2. Which of the following statements about The Faerie Queene is false?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The printable worksheet will teach you more about allegorical poems, which are poems that have both a literal and a symbolic meaning. The interactive quiz will then ask you questions revolving around specific allegorical poems and how these poems differ from standard poems.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The difference between allegorical poems and standard poems
  • Where one can find the poem The Haunted Palace
  • The poem, The Faerie Queene
  • The meanings of Dante's The Divine Comedy

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on allegorical poems
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as allegorical poems and standard poems
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding specific allegorical poems such as The Divine Comedy and The Faerie Queene

Additional Learning

To learn more about poems with literal and symbolic meanings, review the corresponding lesson on allegorical poems. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identifying the definitions of poems and allegorical poems
  • Understanding the works of Dante, Edgar Allen Poe, and Edmund Spenser
  • Examining the use of metaphor and imagery in allegorical poems