Song of Myself by Walt Whitman: Summary, Themes & Analysis Video


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The poem Song of Myself uses which kind of structure?

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1. Walt Whitman was influenced by which of the following 19th-century movements?

2. Which best describes Walt Whitman's writing and its relationship to the body in Song of Myself?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Walt Whitman's Song of Myself is a sprawling epic that contains a multitude of themes and forms worth exploring. In this quiz, you'll be tested on several facets of Song of Myself, from the themes to the influences.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz is meant to test your knowledge of Song of Myself in the following areas:

  • Whitman's democratic ideals
  • Influential 19th-century movements
  • Relationship between Whitman's writing and the body

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most relevant information from the lesson on Song of Myself
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've acquired about the poem's structure
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to successfully answer questions about the publication history of Song of Myself

Additional Learning

To expand your knowledge of Song of Myself by Walt Whitman: Summary, Themes & Analysis, review the accompanying lesson, which covers the following objectives:

  • Define key terms, such as free verse and anaphora
  • Recognize the focus of Transcendentalism
  • Understand how sexuality is handled in Song of Myself
  • Know Whitman's view of America while writing the poem