Ezra Pound's A Pact: Analysis


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The truce in 'A Pact' is between Ezra Pound and what other American poet?

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1. Pound compares his predecessor to what family member?

2. 'A Pact' and many of Pound's other works are written in what form of poetry with no regular meter or line length?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz and worksheet to see how Ezra Pound uses poetry to address the longstanding opposition he held against a fellow poet in 'A Pact.' You'll discover how Pound goes about handling the complex emotions he felt towards his predecessor, and how his works influenced Pound's own style.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz-and-worksheet combo works by testing your knowledge of:

  • The person to whom Pound's poem is directed
  • How Pound viewed his predecessor
  • The similarities in style among Pound and his predecessor
  • Pound's use of symbolism throughout 'A Pact'

Skills Practiced

Students will use the following skills when working on this quiz and worksheet:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on 'A Pact'
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about noteworthy poets in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as life cycle of American poetry and meter
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the form of poetry used in 'A Pact'

Additional Learning

Find out more about Ezra Pound's 'A Pact' by reviewing the accompanying lesson on the poem. The lesson encompasses the following key objectives:

  • Understand the nature of Pound's relationship to the earlier poet he's addressing
  • Grasp the emotions Pound felt towards his predecessor
  • Define the specific poetic form utilized by both poets
  • Know how Pound uses symbolism to address his desire to expand his practice
  • Understand the reference Pound makes to sap and roots and its significance