Metaphysical Poetry: Definition, Characteristics & Examples


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Who is known as the founder and master of metaphysical poetry?

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1. Which of the following would NOT be considered a metaphysical question?

2. Which of the following statements is untrue of metaphysical poetry?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Associated with certain British poets of the 17th century, metaphysical poems share characteristics yet do not formally comprise a genre of poetry. The multiple-choice questions in this assessment will focus on those characteristics and the poets who wrote in the style.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The practice questions will assess your understanding of:

  • The common element among the work of metaphysical poets
  • Common metaphysical questions
  • Characteristics of metaphysical poetry

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 metaphysical poetry
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding metaphysical poets and the characteristics of their poetry
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify examples of metaphysical questions

Additional Learning

Get more details on metaphysical poems and their creators by viewing the lesson named Metaphysical Poetry: Definition, Characteristics & Examples. The following objectives are covered:

  • Define the term metaphysical
  • Identify key metaphysical poets and characteristics of their work
  • Understand the main elements of all metaphysical poetry