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Narrative Poems: Types & Examples

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How was Lord Tennyson's idyll, Idyll's of the King, different from previous idylls?

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1. The description, sailing across the wine-dark sea is an example of what poetic device?

2. Why do poets invoke the muses?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will assess your knowledge of narrative poems through multiple-choice questions. To pass the quiz, you'll need to be familiar with the types of narrative poems and their key characteristics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to express your knowledge of:

  • Types of narrative poems
  • What constitutes a poem with a pastoral mood
  • A long narrative poem with a hero
  • What defines a poem that is sung and plot-driven, incorporating a dramatic story

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related narrative poetry lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about narrative poems in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding narrative poems and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about types and examples of narrative poems, take time to view to lesson called Narrative Poems: Types & Examples. The material covers the following objectives:

  • Define narrative poem
  • Understand Homeric verse and dactylic hexameter
  • Identify similes and epithets
  • Recognize quatrains in poems
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