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Are You an Animal for Poetry?
"The following quiz is a menagerie of poems praising everything from a curious cat to a cunning vixen. How many of these animal themed poems can you identify? "
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Can you name this poem by English poet Thomas Gray? It has a domesticated feel about it; here is a line from the poem to help you out.
"Her conscious tail her joy declared;
The fair round face, the snowy beard,"
O Love, Sweet Animal
Ode on the Death of a Favourite Cat
Moving outdoors, we read a poem written by Scottish poet Robert Louis Stevenson. You may not have the stomach for this poem. What is its title?
"She gives me cream with all her might,
To eat with apple tart."
Swallows Travel To and Fro
This poem by 19th century American poet Walt Whitman is a vividly descriptive piece of verse about one of nature's great predators, the eagle. Which of the following is the title of Walt Whitman's poem?
Upon the Swallow
The Dalliance of the Eagles
This next poem is of an aquatic nature and was written by the English poet, Christina Rossetti. What is the title of this poem?
"The horses of the sea
Rear a foaming crest,
But the horses of the land
Serve us the best.
The horses of the land
Munch corn and clover,
While the foaming sea-horses
Toss and turn over."
A Foaming Crest
The Horses of the Land
The Horses of the Sea
The Foaming Sea-Horses
Another English poet provides our next offering; this time it is a poem by John Bunyan. This poem is of the garden variety, but can you tell what creature he is talking about?
"She goes but softly, but she goeth sure,
She stumbles not, as stronger creatures do."
Two Little Kittens
When Fishes Set Umbrellas Up
Upon a Snail
The English poet John Donne wrote a poem about a very small creature indeed. Can you guess the title? Here is a line from it to help you along.
"It suck'd me first, and sucks thee,"
Here we have a William Blake poem about the offspring of a well known farmyard animal, but which type of animal is he referring to? Here are a few lines from the poem to help you along the way.
"Gave thee clothing of delight,
Softest clothing woolly bright;"
The American author Herman Melville is best known for his literary masterpiece "Moby Dick"; however, he was also a poet. Here is a line from which poem about a fierce sea creature?
"From his saw-pit of mouth, from his charnel of maw,"
The Eagle of the Blue
The March to the Sea
The Armies of the Wilderness
The Maldive Shark
Known as the poet priest, Gerard Manley Hopkins wrote this beautiful poem about a fish. From these few lines, can you guess what the title of the poem is?
"Glory be to God for dappled things,
For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow,
For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim;"
As Kingfishers Catch Fire
The May Magnificat
Now for a poem by John Clare, a poem about a cunning hunter who is just looking out for her young. What is the title of this poem?
"She snuffs and barks if any passes by
And swings her tail and turns prepared to fly".
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Compiled Jun 28 12