Song: To Celia by Ben Jonson: Summary & Analysis

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'Song: To Celia' by Ben Jonson is often referred to as __________.

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1. The first line and alternate title to 'Song: To Celia' is a direct translation of a line from a letter written by what Greek author?

2. In 'Song: To Celia', Jonson repurposes much of the imagery used by his Greek predecessor, including the use of what, to represent Dionysus and Aphrodite, respectively?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

'Song: To Celia' was written by Ben Jonson, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the poem. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of the imagery of and inspiration for the poem.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

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

  • A reference often made to the poem
  • The Greek author whose line in a letter translates to the first line of Song: To Celia
  • 'The things Jonson uses to represent Dionysus and Aphrodite
  • The way in which Jonson views Song: To Celia
  • The supreme being invoked by Jonson and his predecessor

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from Song: To Celia
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Jonson's views on 'Song: To Celia'
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about things Jonson uses to represent Aphrodite and Dionysus

Additional Learning

To learn more about poetry, review the accompanying lesson 'Song: To Celia by Ben Jonson: Summary & Analysis'. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Discover what Philostratus relies on to glorify his lover
  • Identify two allegories used by Jonson in 'Song: To Celia'
  • Know the approximate year that the poem was written
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