Lyric Poetry: Definition, Types & Examples

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Which is not a characteristic of a lyric poem?

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1. What point of view are lyric poems in?

2. If a family member of yours passed away, which type of poem would you most likely read at the funeral?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The worksheet and quiz will check your understanding of lyric poetry. Topics covered include what lyric poetry is as well as the types of lyric poetry that exist.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessments to evaluate your understanding on:

  • What makes a poem a lyric poem
  • The different types of lyric poetry
  • Point-of-view

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding from the lesson to help you identify lyric poems
  • Distinguishing differences - use learned concepts to tell the difference between the three types of lyric poems
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the point of view used in lyric poetry

Additional Learning

To learn more about poetry, review the lesson called Lyric Poetry: Definition, Types & Examples. Topics include:

  • What makes a sonnet
  • A sonnet by Shakespeare
  • Lyric poems that don't fit into the three main categories
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