Lamia by Keats: Summary & Analysis


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Of what artistic movement was John Keats a representative?

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1. In Keats' 'Lamia,' why is the god Hermes roaming the woods?

2. How is Lamia portrayed in Keats' poem of the same name?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

'Lamia' is a prime example of the power of John Keats' prose, and this quiz and worksheet will help you analyze your comprehension of the poem, its content, and its author. The assessments will ask questions about events in the poem and the author.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These study aids will test you on:

  • Keats' artistic influences
  • Hermes' actions in the prose
  • Lamia's portrayal in the poem
  • Description of Lamia's transformation
  • Identity of 'the ghost of folly'

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - confirm that you understood the key topics from the related lesson on 'Lamia'
  • Information recall - retrieve information you've learned about 'Lamia' and its author
  • Knowledge application - utilize your knowledge to answer questions about characters and events in the poem

Additional Learning

If you want to find out more about 'Lamia' by John Keats, read the paired lesson titled 'Lamia' by Keats: Summary & Analysis. This lesson will cover the following main points:

  • Mythic source material that inspired the poem
  • Narrative devices and imagery in 'Lamia'
  • Linguistic analysis of excerpts from the text
  • Analysis of events and characters in the work