T.S. Eliot's Ash Wednesday: Summary & Analysis - Quiz & Worksheet


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In section 1, the speaker is set to reject all worldly things. These include:

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1. In Section 2, to what does the speaker give credit for his bones that now 'shine with brightness'?

2. In Section 6, as the speaker moves from Ash Wednesday to Good Friday, the stanzas repeat:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Ash Wednesday is a poem by T.S. Eliot, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of it. You'll be assessed on your understanding of the language, themes and imagery of the poem.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

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

  • The worldly things the speaker is ready to reject in Section 1
  • What the speaker credits with his bones in Section 2, and what happens as the leopards of death eat at the organs of his desire
  • What the stanzas repeat as the speaker moves from Ash Wednesday to Good Friday
  • What happens with the birds in Section 4

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related Ash Wednesday lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the worldly things the speaker is prepared to reject in Section 1 and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the significance of the birds in Section 4

Additional Learning

To learn more about poetry, review the accompanying lesson, T.S. Eliot's Ash Wednesday: Summary & Analysis. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about the life of T.S. Eliot
  • Understand the meaning of 'Ash Wednesday'
  • Analyze stanzas of 'Ash Wednesday'