Lycidas by Milton: Summary & Analysis


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'Lycidas' takes its title from the name of _____.

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1. 'Lycidas' by Milton is an example of what kind of short, highly wrought descriptive poem on pastoral subjects?

2. Pastoral poetry is a genre of verse works centered on _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

'Lycidas' is a key poem of John Milton's, and this quiz/worksheet will help you test your understanding of its meanings and components.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During these assessments, you'll be tested on several aspects of 'Lycidas,' including:

  • What 'Lycidas' takes its name from
  • The category of poem that 'Lycidas' falls under
  • The definition of pastoral poetry
  • Whose death Milton mourns with 'Lycidas'
  • The theological institution Milton speaks against with 'Lycidas'

Skills Practiced

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

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about Milton's intent with the poem and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the title of 'Lycidas' and the type of poem it is
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases such as pastoral poetry

Additional Learning

To learn more about 'Lycidas', review the accompanying lesson, 'Lycidas' by Milton: Summary & Analysis. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define idyll
  • Familiarize yourself with 'Lycidas' through a synopsis of the poem
  • Understand what constitutes pastoral poetry
  • Understand the meanings beneath the surface of 'Lycidas'