The Seafarer: Poem Summary, Themes & Analysis


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Where is the first known copy of 'The Seafarer' written down?

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1. Why did the narrator seem unhappy during his travels?

2. What is another name for Old English?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and attached worksheet will help gauge your understanding of 'The Seafarer'. Topics you will need to know in order to pass the quiz include elegies and Old English.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to measure your knowledge of:

  • Location of first known written copy
  • Why the narrator seemed unhappy during his travels
  • Another name for Old English
  • Definition of elegy
  • Poetic devices used

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on 'The Seafarer'
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about Old English in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding elegies and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the poetic devices used in 'The Seafarer'

Additional Learning

To learn more about 'The Seafarer', review the lesson that covers the following topics:

  • The Exeter Book
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  • Modern Period
  • Themes in 'The Seafarer'
  • Poem's metaphor of spirituality