Once More to the Lake: Summary, Theme & Analysis


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What does White's dual existence refer to?

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1. What does non-linear mean?

2. What theme does the jarring sound of the new motor boats represent?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

'Once More to the Lake' is an essay by E.B. White, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the vocabulary he uses. Some vocabulary terms you'll be assessed on include non-linear, nostalgia, and sensory details.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During these assessments, you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Something that White's dual existence refers to
  • The meaning of non-linear
  • The theme represented by the jarring sound of new motor boats
  • The definitions of sensory details and nostalgia

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on 'Once More to the Lake'
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as nostalgia and sensory details
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the meaning of non-linear
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about a theme represented by the sound of the new motor boats

Additional Learning

To learn more about literature, review the accompanying lesson 'Once More to the Lake': Summary, Theme & Analysis. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the themes of 'Once More to the Lake'
  • Identify and define additional literary terms
  • Recall the year in which the personal essay was written