Walt Whitman: Transcendental and Realist Poet - Quiz & Worksheet


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Why did some people burn their copy of Leaves of Grass after reading it when it was initially published?

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1. How have people's perceptions of Leaves of Grass changed over the years?

2. What did Ezra Pound mean when he said, Walt Whitman IS America?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Walt Whitman was an American poet of great note and influence, a transcendentalist who frequently garnered controversy. In this quiz, you'll be asked to recall both Whitman's life and works.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The goal of this quiz on Walt Whitman is to assess your understanding of the following:

  • The immediate reaction to 'Leaves of Grass'
  • Free verse
  • Jobs Walt Whitman had
  • Relationships explored by 'Leaves of Grass'
  • Collections of poetry that Whitman published

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw from the most pertinent information from the lesson on Walt Whitman
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge you have acquired about this writer
  • Knowledge application - use this knowledge to successfully answer questions about Walt Whitman

Additional Learning

Looking to learn more about the 'Leaves of Grass' author? The lesson Walt Whitman: Transcendentalist and Realist Poet can teach you:

  • Examples of Whitman's work
  • Analyses of select Whitman excerpts
  • Whitman's influence on contemporary poetry