Satire 3 by John Donne: Summary & Analysis


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What genre is dedicated to criticism through the use of comedic elements?

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1. Though obviously a satire in name, Donne's poem ''Satire 3'' belongs to what other poetic tradition?

2. Which of these Christian sects is allegorically represented in ''Satire 3?''

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Satire 3 is a poem by John Donne, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of its genre and message. All of the quiz questions are in multiple-choice format, and you'll get your scores immediately.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

See how well you can answer questions on the following:

  • What omnism incorporates elements from
  • The Christian sect(s) represented in the poem
  • The genre that uses comedy to criticize something
  • The poetic tradition that Satire 3 belongs to
  • What the message of this poem is

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related poetry lesson on Satire 3
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as omnism
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the content of Satire 3 and its message

Additional Learning

Be sure to view the accompanying lesson, Satire 3 by John Donne: Summary & Analysis, to continue your poetry studies. This lesson contains the following learning goals:

  • Learn about the famous poem
  • Identify important themes of the poem
  • Understand the meaning of Satire 3