T.S. Eliot's Objective Correlative: Definition & Examples


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An objective correlative is a set of objects, images, or situations combined for what purpose?

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1. The term 'objective correlative' was popularized in what article by T.S. Eliot?

2. Though Eliot gave it worldwide attention, which artist gave 'objective correlative' its name?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Objective correlative is that a set of objects, images, or situations can be combined to evoke a particular emotion, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the concept. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of the meaning of objective correlative and T.S. Eliot's use of the concept.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

As you complete these assessments, you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • The meaning of 'objective correlative' and the artist who named it
  • Something that could be used as part of an objective correlative
  • Hamlet's soliloquy as this sort of example of objective correlative, according to Eliot

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related literature lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as objective correlative
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the artist who named 'objective correlative'

Additional Learning

To learn more about literature, review the accompanying lesson, T.S. Eliot's Objective Correlative: Definition & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about the work of T.S. Eliot
  • Understand the way in which Eliot conceptualized objective correlative
  • Identify examples of objective correlative