William Wordsworth: Poetry and Biography

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How did Wordsworth's youth in Northern England influence his poetry?

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1. Which of the following was a focus of Wordsworth's poetry?

2. Who might the fictitious woman represent in Wordsworth's Lucy poems?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of William Wordsworth. Some of the material you'll be quizzed on includes common themes in Wordsworth's poetry as well as the woman at the center of a series of Wordsworth's poems.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Wordsworth's formative years and his appreciation of nature
  • Common themes in Wordsworth's poetry
  • Poem describing poetry as the ''spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings…recollected in tranquility''
  • Wordsworth poem about John Milton

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related English literature lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the sonnet written to honor the memory of John Milton
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the woman at the center of a series of Wordsworth's poems

Additional Learning

To learn more about poetry, review the accompanying lesson, William Wordsworth: Poetry and Biography. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Tell how Wordsworth's early years inspired his appreciation of nature
  • Identify one of the more famous poems from Wordsworth's Lyrical Ballads, published in 1798, as well as his romantic interest in a particular woman that spans a number of poems
  • Know three common themes from Wordsworth's poetry
  • Explain the significance of ''London, 1802'' from Poems, in Two Volumes
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