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Sir Thomas Wyatt (the Elder)
"Thomas Wyatt was a poet during the 16th century, and brought the Italian sonnet to England. See how much you know about his life and poems. As befits a quiz about a poet, the questions are all rhymes."
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This dear sweet lady was as an angel above
The sound of her voice was the coo of a dove
How I wanted her favor, even a button or a glove!
Which wife of King Henry VIII did I love?
Katherine of Aragon
Impatient with Queen Mary, this boy grabbed his gun,
And with his army set off for London at a run.
But his army was defeated and his plans all undone.
Which English rebel was my heir and son?
Thomas Wyatt (the Younger)
My true love's rejection cut like a knife,
But I did settle down, even so late in life,
In a time where lies and adultery were rife.
Who was the woman I chose as a wife?
My dear old wife was fine,
But for another women I did pine.
Her sons Francis, Edward, and Henry continued my line.
What is the name of this mistress of mine?
Th' unfeigned cheer of Phyllis hath the place
That Brunet had ; she hath, and ever shall.
She from my self now hath me in her grace ;
She hath in hand my wit, my will, my all.
Who is this "Brunet" that maketh my heart quicken pace?
After hours of labor, my mother was worn.
She told me it felt like her insides were torn.
But when it was over, surely she didn't mourn.
What was the year that I was born?
I slacked off all day, and my father became stern
So I packed off for school, though for home did I yearn.
There my behavior for the better made a turn.
Which was the college where I first started to learn?
College of Kent
St. John's College
My love for his mistress was plain to see.
It was too bad his fair wife-to-be was unfree.
Yelling and screaming, he took care of me.
King Henry made me go to which other country?
After writing for years, I was a very sick guy
I lay down on my bed with a small, sickly sigh,
Kissing this wonderful world good bye.
Exactly what year did I finally die?
I think you finally know me at last,
And I must admit, I had a blast.
But one last question, as my memory fades into the past:
Which of these poems didn't I write? Answer fast!
My Love to Scorn, My Service to Retain
Pastime with Good Company
My Lute Awake!
There Was Never Nothing More Me Pained
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Compiled Jun 28 12