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"Here's a look at some memorable literary lines - placed in context."
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The opening line to "A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens is well-known, beginning with "it was the best of times, it was the worst of times ..." What words immediately follow?
It was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair
It was the season of light, it was the season of darkness
It was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness
It was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity
"The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe may be the most famous American poem. The raven speaks one word in response to assorted questions and comments that are posed by the narrator. What is the first question asked by the narrator that elicits the famous "nevermore" response?
He asks the birds name.
He asks if the bird will ever leave him.
He asks if he will ever again see Lenore.
He asks what the bird is doing outside on such a difficult night.
Everyone has heard John Donne's line: "Never send to know for whom the bell tolls. It tolls for thee." The preceding line states that "any man's death diminishes me because I am involved in ...?
"He did not wear his scarlet coat, for blood and wine are red ..."
It's a good opening line for a poem. Who wrote it?
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow" begins a well-known speech in Shakespeare's "Macbeth". Who speaks these famous lines?
In one of his plays, Tennessee Williams has a character ask: "what's the victory of a cat on a hot tin roof?" What is the answer?
Pretending the pain doesn't exist
Staying on as long as she can
Finding another cat with a worse problem
The narrator in "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" tells his story to
an individual who is attending a ... ?
In what play does Shakespeare observe that "conscience does make cowards of us all"?
"Please sir, I want some more" is a line from what work?
Reference is sometimes made to "the playboy of the western world". Who wrote the play of that title?
John Millington Synge
George Bernard Shaw
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