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Fern Hill: Summary & Analysis

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What is Fern Hill?

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1. What kind of childhood does the speaker in the poem experience at Fern Hill?

2. What does the speaker eventually realize about death?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Fern Hill is a poem with complexities, and this quiz will measure how well you can comprehend the deeper meaning of the poem. Questions on the quiz will ask you about factual information stated in the poem and about poetic devices and parallels that the poem uses.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

With these evaluation tools, you can determine what you remember about:

  • The location of Fern Hill
  • The speaker's childhood experience at Fern Hill
  • Realizations concerning death
  • The place to which Fern Hill is compared
  • Multiple meanings of 'green'

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will give you the chance to prove the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about death as depicted in the poem in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the various meanings of 'green' and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what location the speaker compares Fern Hill to

Additional Learning

Go to the attached lesson, Fern Hill: Summary & Analysis, to get a recap of the quiz question answers as well as additional information. By reading through the lesson, you can check out the following supplemental topics:

  • Brief background about the author
  • Overview of stanzas 1-3 and 4-6
  • Description of pastoral imagery
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