Allegory in Dante's Inferno


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In Dante's Inferno what is the monster Geryon the allegorical embodiment of?

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1. What is an allegory?

2. What are some of the elements Dante uses in Inferno to help create his allegory?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combination will assess you on allegory in Dante's Inferno. You'll be responsible for key points such as the allegory associated with Geryon and an appropriate definition of allegory.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These topics will be covered:

  • The way Dante uses allegory in the poem
  • Allegorical meaning of the story
  • Souls of the Lustful being whipped

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on allegory in Dante's Inferno
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the meaning of allegory and how the story is allegorical
  • Making connections - use understanding of allegory and how it's related to the punishment of the souls of the Lustful
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what's allegorical about the monster Geryon

Additional Learning

The lesson Allegory in Dante's Inferno will teach you more about these important study points:

  • Famous examples of allegories
  • Allegory of the story as a human being's descent into sin
  • Analysis of the characters that are allegorical