Thanatopsis By William Cullen Bryant: Summary & Analysis


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Thanatopsis is a poem written by whom?

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1. Romanticism was a period of time that involved which of the following?

2. Other poets who wrote about death and dying were known as

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Thanatopsis was written during the 1800's and includes many elements of the time period. This quiz and worksheet can help you sort out its style, meaning, and basis.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments quiz you on the following factors about Thanatopsis:

  • Poem's author and his contemporaries
  • Elements of Romanticism
  • Structure and theme of the poem

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall- use acquired information to identify the nickname of poets who wrote about death and dying in the 1800's
  • Knowledge application - draw on your knowledge of the Romantic era to answer questions about Thanatopsis
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts of poetry to examine how Thanatopsis was written

Additional Learning

If you need to brush up on this poem, check out the lesson titled Thanatopsis By William Cullen Bryant: Summary & Analysis. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Inspiration behind Thanatopsis
  • Dissecting the meaning of the word thanatopsis
  • Analyzing the three sections of this poem