The Lamb by William Blake: Summary, Theme & Poem Analysis


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The Lamb can be called what type of poem?

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1. Which literary movement was William Blake a part of?

2. What is the lamb a symbol of in the poem?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Discover the meaning behind William Blake's 'The Lamb' and test your knowledge of the poet by using this quiz and worksheet combo. You'll be quizzed on aspects of the poem itself, as well as Blake and his larger body of work, Songs of Innocence.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will measure your understanding of:

  • The type of poetry Blake used to write 'The Lamb'
  • The literary movement that Blake's work falls under
  • How Blake uses symbolism in 'The Lamb'
  • Common traits throughout Songs of Innocence
  • Significance of the subtitle of Songs of Innocence
  • Which animal Blake uses to represent the paradox to the lamb

Skills Practiced

Students who refer to the worksheet and take the quiz can enhance these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on William Blake's 'The Lamb'
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as symbolism and the Romantic Movement
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the symbol of the lamb versus that of the tiger
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding 'The Lamb'

Additional Learning

To discover more about William Blake's 'The Lamb,' take a look at the accompanying lesson based on the poem. The lesson encompasses the following goals:

  • Read the 2-stanza poem
  • Understand the type of poetry used by Blake in 'The Lamb'
  • Know which literary movement shaped Blake's poetic style
  • Explain the significance of the lamb as a symbol for Blake's own beliefs
  • Understand the common motifs present throughout Songs of Innocence
  • Define paradox and explain how Blake uses it in 'The Lamb'