Iambic Pentameter in A Midsummer Night's Dream: Examples & Meaning


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Which of the following lines from A Midsummer Night's Dream is written in iambic pentameter?

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1. Which type of poetic meter contains five feet?

2. What is poetic rhythm?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Our interesting quiz/worksheet combo tests your comprehension of the meter and iambic pentameter used in A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare. You'll answer questions about lines from the play that follow this meter, why it's not used all throughout the play and how some common poetry characteristics are described.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Take the quiz and see how well you can:

  • Identify lines from the play written in iambic pentameter
  • Name the poetic meter that contains five feet
  • Define poetic rhythm
  • Explain what the lines in poetry are called
  • Discuss why this play isn't written entirely in iambic pentameter

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about which poetic meter contains five feet
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related literature lesson on the meter in A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what the lines in poetry are called

Additional Learning

For more information about this play, check out our lesson called Iambic Pentameter in A Midsummer Night's Dream: Examples & Meaning. After completing this lesson, you should be able to answer the questions on this quiz and achieve the following goals:

  • Define an 'iamb'
  • Explain why Shakespeare chose to use iambic pentameter in his play
  • Identify the other meters used in the play