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Hilda Doolittle: Biography & Poems

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When was H.D. born?

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1. What did the Imagist poets believe about the language they used in their poems?

2. Which of the following is a particularly unique aspect of H.D.'s work?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Hilda Doolittle, who wrote under the pen name, H.D., is best known for her poetry, which broke with 19th-century romantic traditions and focused on images described in bold, simple language in order to convey multiple layers of meaning. This quiz/worksheet combo will test you on Imagist poets and the unique quality of Doolittle's poetry.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Facts about H.D.'s life
  • Characteristics of Imagist poetry
  • Influences that shaped the Imagist Movement
  • Sources of imagery in H.D.'s poetry
  • The Imagist Movement's view of moral lessons in poetry

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to describe H.D.'s poetry and other writing
  • Making connections - examine the historical and social factors that influenced the Imagist Movement
  • Lesson comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related English lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson titled Hilda Doolittle: Biography & Poems. This lesson will help you meet these objectives:

  • Understand H.D.'s role in launching the Imagist Movement
  • Explain the goals of Imagist poetry
  • Know the unique feature's of H.D.'s poetry
  • List some of the influences that helped define the Imagist Movement
  • Understand why H.D. has become an important figure in feminist and gay literature
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