Song by John Donne: Summary & Analysis


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Song by John Donne is also commonly referred to by its first line, which reads:

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1. Which of these literary devices or techniques does Donne use in his poem to strengthen his argument that women are unfaithful?

2. John Donne was perhaps the most prominent writer of 17th-century verse marked by its use of complex imagery primarily to explore concepts of religion or love, known as:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

'Song' is a poem by John Donne, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of it. You'll be assessed on your understanding of the themes of the poem and vocabulary terms.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your knowledge of:

  • A literary device that represents exaggeration
  • A grammatical concept that represents the use of verbs
  • Seventeenth-century verse that used complex imagery

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related poetry lesson, including a literary device used by Donne to strengthen his argument about the unfaithfulness of females
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately recall the first line of 'Song'
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding 'Song'
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the complex imagery used in 17th-century poetry

Additional Learning

To learn more about poetry, review the accompanying lesson, Song by John Donne: Summary & Analysis. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn the meaning of the poem
  • Understand the themes and imagery of 'Song'
  • Know vocabulary terms