Poe's A Dream Within a Dream: Summary, Theme & Analysis

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In ''A Dream Within a Dream'' by Edgar Allan Poe, what noun BEST describes the tone of the first stanza?

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1. In ''A Dream Within a Dream'' by Edgar Allan Poe, what noun BEST describes the tone of the second stanza?

2. In ''A Dream Within a Dream'' by Edgar Allan Poe, what object functions as a metaphor illustrating how the speaker cannot keep his grasp on reality and the people he loves?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Find out how much you know about Edgar Allan Poe's A Dream Within a Dream. Answer study questions on key points such as the tone of the poem's first and second stanzas.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

See what you know about the following topics:

  • A metaphor for how the speaker loses touch with reality
  • An event that happened soon after the poem was published
  • Poe's health conditions while he wrote the poem

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Edgar Allan Poe' A Dream Within a Dream
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the way the speaker can't keep his hold on reality and the things Poe was suffering from while writing this work
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what occurred once the poem was published

Additional Learning

You can study more about the poem with the lesson called Poe's A Dream Within a Dream: Summary, Theme & Analysis. The following areas of study will be covered for your benefit:

  • A summary of the poem
  • Definition of a metaphor
  • Analysis of the poem's themes
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