Foreshadowing in Othello


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Shakespeare's Othello is an example of what genre of drama?

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1. This literary device is used by a writer or storyteller to refer to things that will happen later in the story.

2. In Shakespeare's Othello, who speaks the following lines: 'She loved me for the dangers I had passed, And I loved her that she did pity them'?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The questions in this quiz/worksheet focus on the literary element of foreshadowing and its presence within Shakespeare's Othello, making sure you understand its effect and related details of the play.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz/worksheet combo can be used to assess yourself on:

  • What genre of drama Othello falls into
  • What to call the literary device used to reference things to come
  • Who says, 'she loved me for the dangers I had passed, and I loved her that she did pity them'
  • Which character sings the 'Willow song'
  • Desdemona's final line

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately match a description of a literary device to the appropriate term
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained to match quotations and a song in Othello to the characters who speak/sing them
  • Reading comprehension - make sure you've drawn important information from the lesson on the genre of Othello

Additional Learning

To further examine this element in the play, you can review the accompanying lesson, Foreshadowing in Othello. This lesson involves the following objectives:

  • Consider the presence of a tragic flaw in Othello
  • Know the story that Othello is based on
  • Explore the way foreshadowing can add poignancy to the story