Wordsworth's Lyrical Ballads: Summary & Analysis


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In what ways is Lyrical Ballads different from much of the poetry that was popular when it was published?

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1. Which of the following is not true?

2. How does Lyrical Ballads portray nature?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Lyrical Ballads is a collection of poems by William Wordsworth and Samuel Coleridge, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of it. You'll be assessed on your understanding of Neoclassical and Romantic poetry, as well as the poetic theory of Coleridge and Wordsworth.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

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

  • Characteristics of Romantic poetry and Lyrical Ballads
  • How nature is portrayed in Lyrical Ballads
  • Language use in Lyrical Ballads
  • Theory of Wordsworth and Coleridge

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related poetry lesson
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the poetry of Lyrical Ballads and the poetry popular at its publication
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Lyrical Ballads
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the poetic theory found in Lyrical Ballads

Additional Learning

To learn more about Lyrical Ballads, review the following lesson titled Wordsworth's Lyrical Ballads: Summary & Analysis. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand how the Neoclassical era was influenced by the Enlightenment
  • Compare and contrast Romantic and Neoclassical poetry
  • Analyze important lines from Lyrical Ballads