Design by Robert Frost: Summary, Theme & Analysis Video


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How many lines of poetry does an Italian sonnet have?

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1. What is a stanza?

2. The theme of Robert Frost's poem Design is:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Robert Frost's poem 'Design' is an Italian sonnet dealing with the poet's dark musings about the existence of God. This quiz/worksheet combo will test your understanding of the poem's structure and analyze its themes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments target the following goals:

  • Structure of an Italian sonnet
  • Definition of a stanza
  • Themes contained within the poem
  • Imagery used by Frost

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet provide students with practice in these areas:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the poem 'Design' and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as stanza, rhyming couplet and iambic pentameter
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the structure of an Italian sonnet
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about themes and imagery in Frost's poem

Additional Learning

Read the lesson analyzing the structure and themes of Robert Frost's poem 'Design' to learn more about this topic. The lesson, 'Design' by Robert Frost: Summary, Theme & Analysis, contains the following objectives:

  • Read and analyze 'Design'
  • Explain how the poem's imagery contributes to its themes
  • Identify the structure and rhyming pattern of an Italian sonnet
  • Define iambic pentameter