Rain in Summer by HW Longfellow: Analysis & Themes


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Longfellow's 'Rain in Summer' showcases the welcoming of rain by all of the following EXCEPT for which?

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1. What is the farmer's response to the showers in 'Rain in Summer'?

2. What does Longfellow compare the cycle of rain to in 'Rain in Summer'?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Our quiz and worksheet contains a collection of multiple-choice questions designed to help you gauge your comprehension of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's Rain in Summer. Here you'll be asked about various aspects of the poem, including who welcomes the rain, how the farmer responds to it and what Longfellow compares the cycle of rain to.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz is a handy way to see if you understand:

  • Who or what welcomes the rain in the poem
  • How the farmer responds to the rain
  • What Longfellow compares the cycle of rain to
  • Which theme is highlighted by imagery of schoolboys running through puddles
  • Examples of the theme of renewal in the poem

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about examples of the theme of renewal in the poem
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Rain in Summer by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, like the imagery of oxen relieved from their work
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding who welcomes the rain and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Our instructors have created a short lesson called Rain in Summer by HW Longfellow: Analysis & Themes to help you understand more about this poem. Once you review this lesson, you should be able to:

  • Identify the concepts that Longfellow personifies in the poem as important players in the process
  • Detail the kind of letter that Rain in Summer could be likened to
  • Explain how Longfellow utilizes the theme of the beauty of nature