Sonnets: Lesson for Kids


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How many lines are in a sonnet?

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1. What is a quatrain?

2. What is the rhyme scheme for the first stanza of a sonnet?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Sonnets are poems that have specific requirements. This quiz/worksheet combo asks questions about the structure, patterns and rhythms of sonnets.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To be successful on this quiz, you will need to know the rules about:

  • Sonnets
  • Quatrains
  • The sonnet rhyme scheme
  • Couplets
  • Iambic pentameter

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure you understand the lesson about sonnets
  • Information recall - use what you learned to answer questions about rhyme schemes in a sonnet
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as a quatrain and stanza
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of the parts of a sonnet to answer questions about a sonnet's couplet and iambic pentameter

Additional Learning

Want to learn more beyond the rules of sonnets? Review the lesson Sonnets: Lesson for Kids to find out about:

  • Where the sonnet originated
  • A couple of famous sonnet writers
  • Some of the sonnets they wrote