Birches By Robert Frost: Analysis & Overview


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When was 'Birches' published?

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1. In what poetic form is 'Birches' written in?

2. What is one thing that the act of swinging might symbolize?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

'Birches' is a poem by Robert Frost that explores the tension between imagination and material reality. The printable worksheet will teach you more about it, and the interactive quiz will ask you questions about its technical and stylistic composition.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • When 'Birches' was published
  • What type of poetic form it was written in
  • What the act of swinging symbolizes
  • How Robert Frost's poetry was received
  • The speaker in 'Birches'

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on 'Birches' by Robert Frost
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about when the poem was published, and what form it was written in
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Robert Frost's poetry and how it was received by audiences in the 20th century

Additional Learning

To learn more about a 20th century poem that contains deep symbolism, review the corresponding lesson on 'Birches' by Robert Frost. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describes 'Birches' in a historical and societal context
  • Examines the form and technical aspects of the poem
  • Explores the events and storyline of 'Birches'
  • Provides an analysis of the symbolism contained in the poem