Idyll in Poetry: Definition & Examples


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Idylls are poems that attempt to capture the scenery and lifestyles enjoyed by people in what sort of environment?

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1. Which poet was responsible for writing the first idyll in history?

2. What term(s) can also be used to describe the type of poetry categorized as an idyll?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you assess what you know about idyllic poetry. Some of the things you'll be quizzed on include the poet who wrote the first idyll and term(s) that can be used to describe idyllic poetry.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

  • Environment depicted in idylls
  • Poet responsible for the first idyll
  • Term(s) used to describe idyllic poetry
  • Image(s) likely to appear in an idyll
  • Definition of 'idyllic'

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on idyllic poetry
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about poetry in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define the term 'idyllic'
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the history of idyllic poetry

Additional Learning

To learn more about this type of poem, review the corresponding lesson titled Idyll in Poetry: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define 'idyll'
  • Review examples of idyllic poetry by Blake, Milton, and Tennyson
  • Discuss Theocritus' role in the development of the idyll