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The Truth the Dead Know by Anne Sexton: Analysis

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What is an elegy?

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1. Which best describes confessional-style poetry?

2. What is paradoxical imagery in a poem?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

'The Truth the Dead Know' is a poem by Ann Sexton, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of it. You'll be assessed on your understanding of the content, poem structure and elegies.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

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

  • Confessional-style poetry
  • Elegies
  • Definition of a stanza
  • Topic of the poem

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related poetry lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as elegy and stanza
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the first line of 'The Truth the Dead Know'
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the topic of this poem

Additional Learning

To learn more about poetry, review the following lesson called 'The Truth the Dead Know' by Ann Sexton: Analysis. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Read 'The Truth the Dead Know'
  • Understand the topic of 'The Truth the Dead Know'
  • Learn about the style and structure of this poem
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