The Bells by Poe: Summary & Analysis


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What emotion does Edgar Allan Poe's poem 'The Bells' progress toward?

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1. How does the length of the stanzas in Poe's 'The Bells' vary?

2. What is not one of the sound techniques Poe uses in 'The Bells'?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Inspired by the bells he heard from his residence, 'The Bells' by Edgar Allan Poe contains four parts. In this quiz/worksheet combination, you'll be assessed on your knowledge of the form and content of the poem.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The assessment will check your grasp of the following:

  • Emotion in 'The Bells'
  • The length of the poem's stanzas
  • Sound techniques used by Poe
  • Types of bells in the poem
  • The location of the church that inspired Poe

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Poe's 'The Bells'
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about stanza length in 'The Bells'
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the theme and form of this poem by Poe

Additional Learning

Examine analysis of this poem by viewing the lesson called 'The Bells' by Poe: Summary & Analysis. The covered objectives include the following:

  • Learn about the life and work of Edgar Allen Poe
  • Understand the theme in 'The Bells'
  • Understand Poe's use of sound techniques