A.E. Housman: Biography & Poems


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What type of poem is Housman's 'To an Athlete Dying Young' and what is one of the important ideas conveyed in this poem?

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1. A.E. Housman was known for his lyrical poetry. A lyric poem is:

2. What is theme is addressed in 'When I Was One-and-Twenty' and what is it most likely a response to?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

A.E. Housman was known for his vast collection of lyrical poetry that reflected a very pessimistic outlook. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the themes carried in his poetic catalog.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The form and function of Housman's poetry
  • Themes and significant ideas expressed in his works
  • The genre of Housman's poetry

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow students to test the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about A.E. Housman's life and his works
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately identify key concepts, such as what lyric poetry is
  • Making connections - correlate your knowledge of Housman's life to the themes of his poetry
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about A.E. Housman and his works

Additional Learning

To learn more about A.E. Housman and his poetry, review the accompanying lesson called A.E. Housman: Biography & Poems. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explains the life of A.E. Housman and covers major events
  • Covers major themes of Housman's poetry
  • Explains how Housman expressed his views and emotions in his works
  • Details key styles Housman used for many of his poems