Analyzing and Interpreting Literature CLEP Prep Practice Exam

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What is a major element of an allegory?

A quest

A moral lesson

An allegory is a literary device used to convey a deeper meaning or moral lesson. While options A, C, and D may also be found in allegories, they are not necessarily a defining or major element. A quest or the use of symbolism may help illustrate the allegory, but they are not the main focus. Similarly, while mythical creatures may be used in an allegory, they are not a defining element as they can be found in other forms of literature as well. Therefore, option B, a moral lesson, is the most important and essential aspect of an allegory.


Mythical creatures