Description of a City Shower: Summary & Analysis

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'A Description of a City Shower' was written by whom?

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1. Neoclassicism was an artistic movement between the late-17th and 18th centuries noted for its imitation of Greco-Roman styles and genres, particularly that of what genre dedicated to literary or social criticism through the use of comedic elements?

2. 'A Description of a City Shower' contains many parallels to an ancient poem written in what tradition of verse works concerning the homes and activities of shepherds, farmers, or other rural folk?

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To pass this quiz, you'll need to know about the author, content and style of 'A Description of a City Shower.' You'll receive your scores as soon as you finish answering the quiz questions.

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See how well you score when asked about the following:

  • Writer of 'A Description of a City Shower'
  • The genre that uses comedic elements to criticize literature or society
  • The parallels between 'A Description of a City Shower' and what type of ancient poem
  • The term for sets of paired, rhyming lines in iambic pentameter
  • What is criticized by the poetic voice in 'A Description of a City Shower'

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  • Making connections - use your understanding of poetic technique to understand how 'A Description of a City Shower' was written
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define writing styles and genres

Additional Learning

For further analysis of this famous poem, review the lesson called Description of a City Shower: Summary & Analysis. The lesson will cover the following objectives:

  • Identify the author
  • Summarize and analyze 'A Description of a City Shower'
  • Discuss the criticism of Londoners
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