Break, Break, Break: Summary & Analysis


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'Break, Break, Break' was written by what poet?

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1. 'Break, Break, Break' commemorates the death of English poet, _____.

2. 'Break, Break, Break' is an example of what type of verse work that often passionately mourns a person's death?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This assessment combo will help you test your understanding of the theme and structure of Tennyson's poem 'Break, Break, Break.' Some of the things you'll be quizzed on include the primary symbol used in the poem to evoke grief and the term for a poetic work that commemorates a loss.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz questions will test you on the following:

  • Title of the poem that commemorates the death of Arthur Henry Hallam
  • Type of poem 'Break, Break, Break' is
  • Term for a poem that commemorates a loss
  • Primary symbol used to evoke grief in 'Break, Break, Break'

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Tennyson's 'Break, Break, Break'
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine poetry that expresses grief in a different light
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the poem 'Break, Break, Break'

Additional Learning

You can study more about this famous Victorian poem by reviewing the lesson called Break, Break, Break: Summary & Analysis. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Review the poem 'Break, Break, Break'
  • Analyze the poem's stanzas
  • Differentiate between an elegy and a threnody