To Helen by Edgar Allan Poe: Summary & Analysis


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What is notable about Helen of Troy that causes Poe to use her as a reference in ''To Helen''?

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1. Who is Poe's muse in ''To Helen''?

2. Poe compares the subject of his poem to a ''bark.'' What is a bark in the context of ''To Helen''?

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With this study quiz and its attached worksheet, you can assess what you know about Edgar Allan Poe's To Helen. For the quiz, you'll be going over various topics such as Helen of Troy in the poem and the muse of the poem.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The following topics will be covered with this quiz/worksheet:

  • The 'bark' as a main subject
  • Reasons why Poe possibly idolized the woman in the poem
  • The hair of his muse and how he describes it

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Edgar Allan Poe's To Helen
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the 'bark' in the poem and what it refers to
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the muse's hair and who she was

Additional Learning

The lesson named To Helen by Edgar Allan Poe: Summary & Analysis will be going over the following study points:

  • Some of Poe's most famous works
  • Excerpt from his poem To Helen
  • Analysis of Helen of Troy throughout literature