Pastoral Ode: Definition & Characteristics


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Which of the following would probably not appear in a pastoral ode?

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1. Which of the following is characteristic of an ode?

2. What was William Empson's theory about pastoral poetry?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of qualities of pastoral odes. Some of the topics you'll be assessed on include characteristics of odes as well as types of conflict you might see in a pastoral ode.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Things you might see in a pastoral ode
  • Characteristics of an ode
  • William Empson's theory about pastoral poetry
  • Words used to describe a pastoral ode
  • Conflict in pastoral odes

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related pastoral odes lesson
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of odes to understand conflict that might be included
  • Interpreting information - access the knowledge you've gained regarding qualities of pastoral odes

Additional Learning

To learn more about poetry, review the accompanying lesson called Pastoral Ode: Definition & Characteristics. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe pastoral odes
  • Know the history of pastoral odes
  • Identify one example of a pastoral ode from the lesson
  • Explain William Empson's contributions to the study of pastoral odes