Closed Form Poetry: Definition & Examples Video


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What is the main difference between the Italian and the Elizabethan sonnet?

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1. Which of the following is an example of a closed form poem that does not have a set rhyme scheme?

2. Which of the following statements is true?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you to assess your knowledge of closed, or fixed, form poetry. You will be quizzed on different types of closed form poetry, including the sonnet, sestina, haiku, limerick and villanelle.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to gauge your knowledge of:

  • The difference between Italian and English sonnets
  • Rhyme schemes
  • The rules of closed form poetry
  • Types of fixed form poetry
  • Tercets vs. quatrains

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on closed form poetry
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about poetic forms in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding types of closed form poems

Additional Learning

To learn more about poems with fixed forms, review the accompanying lesson on Closed Form Poetry. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Differentiate between open and closed form poetry
  • Learn about types of closed form poetry
  • Learn about aspects of poetry, including stanzas and rhyme schemes