Dryden's Mac Flecknoe: Summary & Analysis


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When is 'Mac Flecknoe' believed to have been written?

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1. Whom is the person Dryden is satirically mocking in the poem?

2. What is the poetic form of 'Mac Flecknoe'?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Mac Flecknoe's form and structure, as well as its context as a mock-heroic poem written during the Restoration period is the focus of these assessments. Some of the things you'll be quizzed on include the historical event that influenced Restoration writers and the person who is mocked in the poem.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will test you on the following:

  • When Mac Flecknoe was written
  • Who is mocked in the poem
  • What poetic form Mac Flecknoe is written in
  • What a mock-heroic is
  • The historical event that influenced writers of the Restoration period

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Restoration writers
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Mac Flecknoe
  • Defining key concepts- ensure that you can accurately define mock heroic

Additional Learning

To learn more about this poem, review the lesson titled Dryden's Mac Flecknoe: Summary & Analysis. The objectives this lesson addresses include:

  • Discuss the context of the poem
  • Learn about the English Civil War
  • Identify John Dryden's impact on literature
  • Review an overview of the poem
  • Analyze the poem