English Romanticism Characteristics - Quiz & Worksheet


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What previous literary movement did English Romanticism, which came to prominence in the late 18th century in England, reject?

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1. Which of the following Romantic poems illustrates a dark view of nature through the story of an old sailor's frightening adventures at sea?

2. Which Romantic poet defined poetry as 'the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings?'

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Take a look at the quiz and worksheet, assessing your knowledge of English Romanticism and its characteristics. For the quiz, you need to know about William Wordsworth and the literary movement that English Romanticism rejected.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You have the chance to test your knowledge of:

  • The Romantic poet that defined poetry as ''the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings''
  • John Keats' poem where he describes his powerful reaction to an ancient work of art
  • A poem by William Wordsworth that is about the love for nature
  • The literary movement rejected by English Romanticism
  • A poem that shows a dark view of nature through a story about an old sailor's adventures

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - retrieve the knowledge you gained about William Wordsworth's poem about nature
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the elements of English Romanticism
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of English Romanticism and how it affected contributors of this era

Additional Learning

Be sure to look at the lesson named English Romanticism Characteristics to learn more about this literary movement. Some goals you can complete include:

  • See where Romanticism began
  • Identify major works of William Wordsworth
  • Understand the effects of the English Romanticism movement