Charles Lamb: Biography, Essays & Poems


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Why was Charles Lamb's time at Christ's Hospital school especially good for him?

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1. What did working at East India House provide Charles Lamb?

2. In Charles Lamb's poem 'Dream Children,' what was the thrust of the poem?

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The worksheet and quiz are great for checking your knowledge of Charles Lamb. Significant events that happened to Lamb are covered on the interactive quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The worksheet/quiz combo is effective at assessing your knowledge of:

  • What Charles gained from working at East India House
  • Why Charles' time spent at Christ's Hospital was especially good for him
  • Thrust of the poem, Dream Children
  • Outcome when the courts sentenced Mary to spend her life with Charles
  • The inspiration behind Lamb's sonnets

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  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding the thrust of the poem, Dream Children
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about what Charles learned from working at East India House
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the outcome of the courts sentencing Mary to live with Charles and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

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  • Charles Lamb's childhood
  • Life-altering events for Lamb
  • Lamb's life after retirement
  • Important poems created by Charles Lamb