Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Poem Analysis


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Which of the following is a characteristic of lyric poems?

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1. How was Longfellow influenced by the Romantic period?

2. Which of the following is NOT one of the reasons Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poetry was popular during his time?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you assess your understanding of the type of poetry written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's, as well as his poem ''Paul Revere's Ride.''

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • Type of poem that has musical qualities
  • Term for a poem that tells a story
  • Why Longfellow was popular during his time
  • How Longfellow changed history in ''Paul Revere's Ride''
  • Examples of rhyme in ''Paul Revere's ride''

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about Longfellow's poetry in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as lyric and narrative poetry and end rhyme
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Romantic poetry
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about ''Paul Revere's Ride''

Additional Learning

To learn more about Longfellow, review the corresponding lesson on Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's Poetry. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about the Fireside Poets
  • Discuss ''Paul Revere's Ride''
  • Explore the use of rhythm in Longfellow's poetry
  • Explore Longfellow's use of rhyme
  • Discuss characteristics of American Romantic writing