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William Wordsworth's The Solitary Reaper: Summary & Analysis

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In the third stanza of 'The Solitary Reaper,' the speaker tries to imagine what the girl's song is about. What are two of the possibilities he imagines?

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1. What is the significance of the nightingale and the cuckoo-bird in William Wordsworth's 'The Solitary Reaper?'

2. What is the significance of the girl as a solitary figure in William Wordsworth's 'The Solitary Reaper?'

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help check your understanding of the lesson on 'The Solitary Reaper'. You will be assessed on the plot and various literary elements of the poem.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment you'll be tested on aspects Wordsworth's poem, including:

  • The topic of the girl's song
  • The significance of the images of the nightingale and the cuckoo-bird
  • The significance of the girl as a solitary figure
  • The speaker's enchantment with the girl's song
  • Completion and publication dates for the poem

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on 'The Solitary Reaper'
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about literary images in 'The Solitary Reaper'
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the literary analysis of Wordsworth's poem

Additional Learning

To learn more about this poem, review the accompanying lesson entitled William Wordsworth's The Solitary Reaper: Summary & Analysis. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn about the poet Williams Wordsworth
  • Read and unpack the full text of 'The Solitary Reaper'
  • Understand how to summarize and analyze the poem from a literary perspective
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