The Eve of St. Agnes by Keats: Summary & Analysis


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'The sculptur'd dead, on each side, seem to freeze, Emprison'd in black, purgatorial rails' in 'The Eve of St. Agnes' by John Keats most likely refers to:

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1. In 'The Eve of St. Agnes' by John Keats, where does Porphyro hide while he watches Madeline dream?

2. Which of the following best describes the verse form used in 'The Eve of St. Agnes' by John Keats?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The Eve of St. Agnes is a poem by John Keats, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of it. You'll be assessed on your understanding of the plot, characters, imagery and form of the poem.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Check what you know about the following:

  • What a specific line about the setting may refer to
  • Interpreting figurative language in the poem
  • Where Porphyro hides
  • A famous play with a plot similar to the poem's
  • The verse form used in The Eve of St. Agnes

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related literature lesson on Keat's poetry
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the characters in the poem to answer questions about their actions
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to recognize the verse form in the poem

Additional Learning

The lesson titled The Eve of St. Agnes by Keats: Summary & Analysis will help you further your studies of this famous poem. You'll pursue the following learning goals:

  • Know the story of The Eve of St. Agnes
  • Learn about the life of John Keats
  • Understand the structure and imagery of the poem