Asides in A Midsummer Night's Dream


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What is an aside?

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1. Who can hear an aside?

2. What do fairies use their magic for in William Shakespeare's play A Midsummer Night's Dream?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Check your understanding of the different asides in the play A Midsummer Night's Dream by using the quiz/worksheet combo. The meaning of aside and who can hear asides are topics on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Utilize these resources to assess your understanding of:

  • The literary device used in A Midsummer Night's Dream to keep the audience from being confused
  • The purpose of the fairies' magic in this play
  • Definition of an aside
  • Who can hear an aside

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about what the audience needs to know when Puck says 'A stranger Pyramus than e'er played here'
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important details from the lesson on asides in A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the purpose of asides and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Asides in A Midsummer Night's Dream is a lesson you can access any time you want to complete the following objectives:

  • Determine how asides affect this play
  • Review examples of an aside in A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Identify characters that are involved with asides