Sylvia Plath and Confessional Poetry


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Confessional poetry emerged during the _____.

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1. Sylvia Plath's poetry discussed all of the following, EXCEPT _____.

2. How does Robert Lowell use confessional poetry in his poem 'To Speak of Woe That is in Marriage' ?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Confessional poetry is highly personal, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the form. Some facts you will be assessed on include the historic events and figures of confessional poetry.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Confessional poetry topics
  • History of confessional poetry
  • Important poets and texts

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related poetry lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify important poets, such as Robert Lowell and Sylvia Plath
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as confessional and romantic poetry
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding confessional poetry

Additional Learning

To learn more about poetry, review the accompanying lesson on Confessional Poetry. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the meaning of confessional poetry
  • Identify and interpret examples of this poetry form
  • Learn the history of confessional poetry
  • Know important texts and authors