Philip Sidney and the Defense of Poesy


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To Sidney, what is the primary reason poetry is the most important discipline?

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1. Which of the following literary styles did Philip Sidney make important contributions to?

2. Why is Sidney's Astrophel and Stella noteworthy?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In these assessments, you will be asked about key details of Defense of Poesy and Sidney's other works.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet addresses questions on:

  • Literary styles Sidney contributed to
  • Sidney's Astrophel and Stella
  • Who Sidney's work influenced

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about who Sidney's work influenced from the related literature lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Defense of Poesy
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions Sidney's other works

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  • Learn about the work of Philip Sidney
  • Understand the message and themes of Defense of Poesy
  • Understand Sidney's impact on literature and criticism