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The Willow Song in Othello

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In Othello, the death of each of the following female characters is associated with the willow or Willow Song except for _____.

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1. Foreshadowing can be defined as _____.

2. The Willow Song in Othello is about _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Willow Song holds a particular importance toward the ending of Shakespeare's Othello. This quiz will ask you several questions about the song, including the characters it's associated with, what it's about and what the willow tree symbolizes in the play.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be challenged to:

  • Recognize which female characters are associated with The Willow Song
  • Define foreshadowing
  • Understand what The Willow Song is about
  • Know what the willow tree in Othello symbolizes
  • Name the woman who dies while singing The Willow Song

Skills Practiced

You'll apply the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use what you know about symbolism in Othello to answer what the willow tree symbolizes
  • Information recall - access knowledge you've gained regarding the female characters that are associated with The Willow Song'
  • Defining key concepts - be able to accurately define the literary term foreshadowing

Additional Learning

Read the related lesson called The Willow Song in Othello to learn more about the song's significance in the play. The lesson will help you:

  • Identify the scene where The Willow Song is first sung
  • Know why Othello is doubtful of his wife's fidelity
  • Learn the lyrics of The Willow Song
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