A Valentine by Edgar Allan Poe: Analysis - Quiz & Worksheet


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'A Valentine' by Edgar Allan Poe is actually what type of poem that uses certain letters of each line to spell related words or phrases?

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1. In 'A Valentine,' which letters from each line does Poe use to spell the name of the poem's addressee?

2. Who was the intended secret recipient of 'A Valentine'?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo asks you to examine Poe's notorious poem, 'A Valentine,' and recall the format used by the poet. You'll also be quizzed on information regarding the intended recipient, as well as the references Poe uses throughout the poem.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You can use these assessment tools to test your understanding of:

  • The type of poetry used in 'A Valentine'
  • How Poe constructed the poem to address the recipient
  • The identity and profession of Poe's intended recipient
  • Historical and mythological references used throughout 'A Valentine'

Skills Practiced

By using this quiz/worksheet combo, students can practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on 'A Valentine'
  • Defining key concepts- ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as acrostic poetry and mythological references
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the poetry form used in 'A Valentine'

Additional Learning

To find out more about Poe and his works, review the accompanying lesson on 'A Valentine.' This lesson will allow you to:

  • Learn more about the intended recipient of 'A Valentine'
  • Find out why 'A Valentine' was a matter of scandal
  • See the poem in its entirety
  • Understand the format Poe used to write 'A Valentine'
  • Discover how the historical references shaped Poe's poem