Kubla Khan by Coleridge: Analysis and Summary


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Based on general consensus, was the Person from Porlock a real person or a literary device? What might be a reasonable justification?

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1. In regards to Coleridge's Kubla Khan, where is the Alph river?

2. Which figure is introduced in the final stanza of Coleridge's Kubla Khan?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

'Kubla Khan', by Coleridge, speaks of a place called Xanadu. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your knowledge of the poem. The history, themes and imagery of the poem are some important facts to know for the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

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

  • Location of the Alph river
  • New figure in the final stanza of 'Kubla Khan'
  • Life of Samuel Coleridge
  • Xanadu
  • Opium's relationship to 'Kubla Khan'

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on 'Kubla Khan'
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the person from Porlock
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the creation and content of 'Kubla Khan'

Additional Learning

To gain a better understanding of this poem, check out the lesson called 'Kubla Khan' by Coleridge: Analysis and Summary. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Know the text of 'Kubla Khan'
  • Learn about the life of Samuel Coleridge
  • Understand important themes and imagery from the poem