Dark Romanticism Characteristics


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In Dark Romanticism, boredom with life is often characteristic of _____.

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1. Charles Baudelaire's poem 'A Carcass' can best be described as an example of what characteristic of of Dark Romanticism?

2. The Dark Romantic fascination with melancholia can best be seen in which work by Edgar Allan Poe

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

See how well you understand Dark Romanticism with this quiz and printable worksheet. Quiz questions will ask about Coleridge's poetry, guilt and melancholia in Poe's work, Baudelaire's poetry, and writers not associated with the subgenre.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Practice questions will be concerned with:

  • Baudelaire's poem 'A Carcass'
  • Writers who are and are not associated with Dark Romanticism
  • Poems written by Coleridge
  • Melancholia in the work of Poe
  • Poe short story dealing with guilt

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related literature lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding Dark Romantic writers and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the works of Edgar Allen Poe
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Baudelaire's 'A Carcass' and how it exemplifies some characteristics of Dark Romanticism

Additional Learning

The accompanying lesson, entitled Dark Romanticism Characteristics, will provide more information about this literature topic. Goals of this lesson will include the following:

  • Define key terms, such as Romanticism and sublime
  • Identify common characteristics of Dark Romantic literature
  • Explain a number of common themes used in Dark Romanticism
  • Know Dark Romanticism's most well-known writers