Death Be Not Proud: Summary & Analysis


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When was John Donne born?

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1. What type of sonnet is the poem 'Death Be Not Proud'?

2. What is the rhyme scheme for the poem 'Death Be Not Proud'?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Death Be Not Proud is a sonnet written by John Donne. This quiz/worksheet combo will test you on the specific characteristics of the sonnet and the theme Donne explores in it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • When John Donne was born
  • What type of sonnet 'Death Be Not Proud' is
  • Rhyme scheme of the poem
  • Line of the sonnet that asks Death a question and what Donne thinks happens after death

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Death Be Not Proud
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what Donne thinks of death and after death
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about Donne's sonnet in a different light

Additional Learning

To learn more about this sonnet by John Donne, review the corresponding lesson titled Death Be Not Proud: Summary & Analysis. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Provides a background of John Donne
  • Examines a summary of the poem
  • Offers an analysis of Death Be Not Proud and reason for why Donne wrote it