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The Ballad of Reading Gaol by Oscar Wilde: Summary & Analysis

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The Ballad of Reading Gaol is placed in what sort of setting?

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1. How long was Oscar Wilde's sentence at Reading Gaol?

2. Poems like The Ballad of Reading Gaol often concern themselves with the typically tragic theme(s) of…

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Ballad of Reading Gaol is a poem by Oscar Wilde, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of it. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of the themes and form of the poem.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

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

  • The setting of The Ballad of Reading Gaol
  • The length of Oscar Wilde's sentence at Reading Gaol
  • Themes of poems such as The Ballad of Reading Gaol
  • Repeated lines, phrases or sections of lines in a poem

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related poetry lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding various tragic themes in some poems
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the length of Oscar Wilde's sentence

Additional Learning

To learn more about poetry, review the accompanying lesson, The Ballad of Reading Gaol by Oscar Wilde: Summary & Analysis. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Know the focal points of the first, second and third sections of 'The Ballad of Reading Gaol'
  • Learn about the life of Oscar Wilde
  • Understand the underlying message of 'The Ballad of Reading Gaol'
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