On First Looking into Chapman's Homer: Poem by John Keats


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Whose translation of Homer did Keats find unsatisfactory?

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1. Which of the following represents the rhyme scheme for a Petrarchan sonnet?

2. Why hadn't Keats fully experienced Homer's language before?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Focusing on John Keats' sonnet, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of his tribute to Chapman's translation of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the translation of Homer that Keats found unsatisfactory as well as the rhyme scheme for a Petrarchan sonnet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Whose translation Keats found unsatisfactory
  • Petrarchan sonnet rhyme scheme
  • Why Keats hadn't appreciated Homer's language before
  • Meaning of 'like some watchers of the skies'
  • Reason Keats compares himself to Cortez

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding why Keats hadn't appreciated Homer's language before and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the reason Keats compares himself to Cortez
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Keats' sonnet lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about this beautiful sonnet, review the corresponding lesson On First Looking into Chapman's Homer: Poem by John Keats. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand what On First Looking into Chapman's Homer is
  • Identify who wrote the sonnet
  • Explain the breakthrough that finally led to Keats' understanding
  • Describe the difference between Pope and Chapman's translations of Homer
  • Appreciate the sonnet by Keats