To a Skylark by Shelley: Summary, Theme & Analysis


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Romanticists elevated __________ over reason.

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1. In his poem 'To a Skylark,' Shelley viewed the skylark as ____________.

2. In his poem 'To a Skylark,' Shelley compared the skylark to _____________.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Percy Shelley is considered one of England's finest poets, and his poem, To a Skylark, is filled with imagery and symbolism that aligns with his Romantic ideals. You can use this interactive quiz and worksheet to assess your knowledge of how Shelley's To a Skylark fits into the canon of Romantic poetry.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on:

  • Romantic ideals
  • Shelley's personal philosophy
  • Imagery in To a Skylark
  • Metaphors in the poem

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most significant information about metaphor and imagery in the poem To a Skylark from the related lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge gained about how Shelley's poem reveals Romantic ideals
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding Percy Shelley's ways of thinking and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about Percy Shelley's To a Skylark, review the accompanying lesson titled To a Skylark by Shelley: Summary, Theme & Analysis. The objectives addressed include:

  • Know biographical information about the poet
  • Understand Romantic ideals
  • Analyze stanzas of the poem
  • Recognize the progression of the metaphor of the bird and its song throughout the poem
  • Analyze how the conclusion of To a Skylark communicates Shelley's ideas about life