Ulalume by Edgar Allan Poe: Summary & Analysis


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What does the narrator suddenly realize about the October night on which he takes his walk in 'Ulalume'?

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1. In what way does the fact that 'Ulalume' is set in October relate to a key theme of the poem?

2. What is the relevance of the star Astarte in Poe's 'Ulalume'?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you find out what you remember about the poem Ulalume, by Edgar Allan Poe. These questions will focus on the symbolism of the narrator's actions and thoughts.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this set of quiz and worksheet questions, you'll test your understanding of:

  • The significance of the month of October to this poem
  • Similarities between Ulalume and Annabel Lee
  • The narrator's realization as he takes his walk

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the personification of the narrator's soul in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the significance of the star Astarte
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the realization the narrator suddenly has while taking his walk and the importance of the October setting

Additional Learning

To get a better understanding of this famous poem, watch or read the lesson titled Ulalume by Edgar Allan Poe: Summary & Analysis. You will learn about:

  • The full text of the poem
  • The central themes of this poem
  • Rationality vs. irrationality
  • The inherent musicality of the words chosen by Poe