The Dark Romantics in American Literature


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1. Which of the following is NOT characteristic of the works written by Dark Romantic authors?

2. Which of the choices below would most likely be used as a symbol in a Dark Romantic piece of writing?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Dark Romanticism was a product of the American Renaissance, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the subgenre. You will be assessed on themes and characteristics of Dark Romanticism.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

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

  • American Renaissance
  • Themes of Dark Romanticism
  • Analysis of Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Fall of the House of Usher'

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the Dark Romantics
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about Dark Romanticism characteristics
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Dark Romantic themes

Additional Learning

To learn more about literature, review the accompanying lesson on The Dark Romantics in American Literature. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Characterize American Renaissance literature
  • Understand the history and impact of Dark Romanticism
  • Explore Dark Romantic themes
  • Know important Dark Romantic authors