For the Union Dead by Robert Lowell: Summary & Analysis


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In art and literature, juxtaposition refers to the technique of

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1. One instance of strategic repetition in Lowell's poem occurs when

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Robert Lowell's For the Union Dead is a poem that connects modern day America with the past through comparison. This quiz/worksheet combo will check your knowledge of this poem's history and how Lowell achieves this comparison using poetic tools.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will quiz you on the following:

  • What juxtaposition means in art and literature
  • An example of strategic repetition in For the Union Dead
  • Important contextual symbols related to the poem
  • How the references to bubbles and a balloon work in the poem
  • How the Shaw memorial works in Lowell's poem

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet use the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Robert Lowell's For the Union Dead about the symbols related to the poem
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding Lowell's use of the Shaw memorial and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about poetic devices

Additional Learning

Robert Lowell's For the Union Dead uses several poetic tools to compare the past and present, which you can learn about by reviewing the lesson called For the Union Dead by Robert Lowell: Summary & Analysis. The lesson will cover the following:

  • The sequence of events that Lowell covers in For the Union Dead
  • The history of the Shaw Memorial
  • What historical information is present in the poem