John Berryman: Biography, Poems & Suicide


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1. The Dream Songs is a collection of poems derived from two of John Berryman's previous collections. Select one of them from those listed below.

2. How many dream songs make up the final collection of The Dream Songs?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz and worksheet combo to test your knowledge about the life and poetry of Berryman. Practice questions look at his education, his collection of works and their themes, and the controversy around some of his poetry.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Test your knowledge of Berryman, including:

  • His background and education
  • 'The Dream Songs' collection of poems
  • The controversy around the poetic character named Henry
  • The name of the poetry movement that included Berryman's work

Skills Practiced

This assessment will test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on John Berryman
  • Knowledge application - remember what you've learned to answer a question about the movement to which this poet belonged
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Berryman's life and poetry

Additional Learning

Learn more about this controversial poet in the lesson called John Berryman: Biography, Poems & Suicide. This lesson covers:

  • Berryman's early years
  • His trials and tribulations
  • His suicide
  • Berryman's poetry