T.S. Eliot's Fire Sermon: Analysis & Explanation

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Which of the following best describes Eliot's depiction of modern life in 'The Fire Sermon'?

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1. Which of the following is true of the Tiresias figure from 'The Fire Sermon?'

2. 'The Fire Sermon' is the middle section of Eliot's long poem _____

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These study resources will help gauge your understanding of Eliot's 'Fire Sermon.' You will be quizzed on the themes and message of the poem.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to measure your knowledge of:

  • Tiresias's role in the poem
  • The depiction of modern life in 'The Fire Sermon'
  • The long poem that 'The Fire Sermon' is the opening section of
  • Eliot's solution to large problems of contemporary times
  • Outside literary and historical texts

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you can pull out the most important information from the lesson on 'The Fire Sermon'
  • Critical thinking - use what you have learned about this poem to discuss Eliot's beliefs on modern life in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding outside literary and historical texts

Additional Learning

To learn more about this section of The Waste Land, review the lesson titled, T.S. Eliot's 'Fire Sermon': Analysis & Explanation. This lesson has the following objectives:

  • Learn about T.S. Eliot's feelings towards modern society
  • Discuss the themes and plot of the poem
  • Examine how Eliot depicted modern relationships
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