The Wound-Dresser by Walt Whitman: Theme & Analysis


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What is the effect of parallelism in ''The Wound-Dresser''?

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1. The predominant style of ''The Wound-Dresser'' can be best described as which one of the following?

2. How did Whitman draw upon his own experiences when writing ''The Wound-Dresser''?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use our engaging worksheet and quiz to check how well you know The Wound-Dresser by Walt Whitman. This quiz asks you about the poetic devices and themes in the poem and how these are achieved.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

When you take this quiz, you'll be asked to:

  • Describe the effects of parallelism in the poem
  • Identify the main style of the poem
  • Explain how Whitman drew on his own experiences when writing The Wound-Dresser
  • Detail which section of Leaves of Grass this poem appears in
  • Discuss the effect of using lists in the poem

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  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the main style of the poem
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related The Wound-Dresser analysis lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how Whitman used his own experiences to write the poem

Additional Learning

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  • Explain which national conflict Leaves of Grass describes
  • Identify the narrator of the poem
  • Describe what the narrator says is the true reality of war