End-Stopped Line in Poetry: Definition & Examples - Quiz & Worksheet


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In these lines spoken by Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet, which ones are end-stopped lines?

O, then, I see Queen Mab hath been with you.

She is the fairies' midwife, and she comes

In shape no bigger than an agate-stone

On the fore-finger of an alderman,

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1. End-stopped lines are lines of poetry that wrap up the idea being expressed and do what else?


Read the following lines of poetry spoken by Romeo in Romeo and Juliet. Which of these lines are end-stopped?

But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks?

It is the east, and Juliet is the sun.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you to assess what you know about end-stopped lines. You'll need to know what an end-stopped line is, as well as how and when it's used to pass the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • A poem's line that ends with a pause
  • A line of poetry that continues to the next line
  • The structure of an end-stopped line
  • Recognizing end-stopped lines in Romeo & Juliet

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept end-stopped lines
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding end-stopped lines in literature and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the different types of lines used in poetry

Additional Learning

To read more about end-stopped lines, review the accompanying lesson called End-Stopped Line in Poetry: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define end-stopped lines
  • Distinguish between an end-stopped line and an enjambed line
  • Understand what punctuation is used in end-stopped lines
  • Learn the criteria for an end-stopped line
  • Poets who used end-stopped lines