Renaissance Literature: Characteristics & Writers


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The name 'Renaissance' means:

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1. Identify a key writer of the Renaissance period:

2. What two forms of literature were most prominent in the Renaissance?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These materials discuss the major literary figures and styles of the Renaissance era. You'll be able to review writers such as Shakespeare and learn about different literary modes employed during this time period.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test your understanding of:

  • Details about important Renaissance-era writers
  • Literature forms and styles
  • General terms concerning the Renaissance

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information concerning Renaissance literature
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding Renaissance terms and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained to answer questions about authors and literary modes

Additional Learning

To learn more about Renaissance literature, review the accompanying lesson called Renaissance Literature: Characteristics, Writers & Quiz. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Recounts major authors from the Renaissance time period, like William Shakespeare and Edmund Spenser
  • Goes over general characteristics of Renaissance thinking and philosophy
  • Includes relevant information concerning literary forms and attributes of Renaissance poetry