On My First Daughter by Ben Jonson: Summary & Analysis


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'On My First Daughter' by Ben Jonson is made up of six:

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1. What was Ben Jonson's daughter's name?

2. Which of these is a funerary speech or inscription honoring the deceased?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will gauge your understanding of the lesson on 'On My First Daughter,' an epitaph the author wrote for his six-month old daughter. The quiz checks your knowledge of literary techniques and styles Jonson uses in this poem.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use the printable quiz and worksheet to review:

  • The construction of the poem
  • What theme the poem addresses
  • How Jonson's daughter got her name
  • The term for the literary technique involving mirrored narrative elements at the beginning and end of a work
  • What an epitaph is

Skills Practiced

The worksheet and quiz allow you to practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension: ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on Ben Jonson's poem
  • Interpreting information: verify that you can read information regarding 'On My First Daughter' and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application: use your knowledge to answer questions about the theme of 'On My First Daughter'

Additional Learning

To learn more about this poem, review the accompanying lesson on 'On My First Daughter.' This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Analyzes the poem
  • Explains what an epitaph is
  • Details what ring composition is and its use in this poem