Cavalier Poetry: Definition, Characteristics & Examples


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Cavalier poets were members of _______ and supported _______.

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1. One motto or theme of the Cavalier poets was:

2. Thomas Carew 'got back at' his former love, Celia, by:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you assess your understanding of the characteristics of Cavalier poetry. You will be quizzed on who the Cavalier poets were, common themes of Cavalier poetry, and Cavalier attitudes towards life.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to check your knowledge of:

  • The Cavalier poets' political associations and social class
  • A motto of the Cavalier poets
  • Cavalier attitudes
  • The meaning of famous lines in Cavalier poetry

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Cavalier poetry
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the attitudes of the Cavalier poets in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding characteristics of Cavalier poetry
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about specific examples of Cavalier poetry

Additional Learning

To learn more about Cavalier poetry, review the accompanying lesson on Characteristics of Cavalier Poetry. This lesson will help you:

  • Define Cavalier poetry
  • Recognize famous Cavalier poets
  • Understand characteristics of Cavalier poetry
  • Discuss examples of Cavalier poetry