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Astrophel and Stella: Summary & Analysis

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In Astrophel and Stella by Phillip Sydney, what is the overarching theme of the sonnets?

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1. In Astrophel and Stella, what does ''Stella'' mean?

2. Astrophel and Stella is a poetic cycle consisting of _____ sonnets?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Sir Phillip Sydney's poem Astrophel and Stella is one of the most notable works of English literature of the 16th century. You can go over essential facts and analysis of it with these assessment questions. When answering the questions, you will be tested on points such as the poem's themes and its poetic structure.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • The overall theme of the poem
  • The meaning of Stella
  • The number of individual sonnets comprising the poem
  • The relationship between Astrophel and Stella
  • The conclusion of the poem

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - use the assessment questions to assess how well you comprehend the key themes, plot, and structure of Astrophel and Stella
  • Interpreting information - check to see how well you have interpreted the main points on what Astrophel and Stella seeks to convey and the main elements of the plot
  • Critical thinking - analyze Astrophel and Stella by thinking critically about its main themes and how these ideas are borne in the plot and characters of the poem

Additional Learning

Learn more about this poem by going over the associated lesson called Astrophel & Stella: Summary & Analysis. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Sir Phillip Sydney and the origins of the poem
  • The poem's composition
  • Themes in the sonnets
  • The poem's characters
  • The conclusion of the poem
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