Caesura in Poetry: Definition & Examples


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1. In poetry, a caesura is

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1. 2. The medial caesura

2. 3. In the feminine caesura, the pause occurs

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet gauge your understanding of the use of caesura in poetry. You will be tested on how to define and recognize different types of caesura, such as medial, masculine, and terminal.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to review:

  • The definition of caesura
  • Medial caesura
  • Masculine and feminine caesurae
  • Initial and terminal caesurae

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on caesura
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the purpose of caesura in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how to recognize the types of caesura
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as stressed and unstressed caesura

Additional Learning

To learn more about caesura, review the corresponding lesson on Caesura in Poetry. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand what a caesura is
  • Learn about the different places that caesura can occur
  • Differentiate between masculine and feminine caesura
  • Explore examples of caesura from famous works