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Play Poetry Topic Mash! (experimental)
What do you know about this topic? Play this mixed game to try a little bit of everything!
category Auden, W.H. category Brooke, Rupert
category Browning, Robert category Burns, Robert
category Carroll, Lewis category Coleridge, Samuel Taylor
category cummings, e e category Dickinson, Emily
category Eliot, T. S. category Frost, Robert
category Heaney, Seamus category Jeffers, Robinson
category Keats, John category Kipling, Rudyard
category Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth category Milton, John
category Paterson, Banjo category Plath, Sylvia
category Poe, Edgar Allan folder Poetic Quotes (29)
folder Poetry Terminology (9) category Pope, Alexander
category Rimbaud, Arthur category Silverstein, Shel
category Tennyson, Alfred Lord category Thomas, Dylan
folder War Poetry (7) category Yeats, William Butler
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1 A Perfect Hour
Some consider a perfect hour one that is apent reading poetry and learning about poets You may find some of your favorites in this quiz.
10 Q
Jul 24 14
57 plays
2 Write Me a Poem, Baby
This is a quiz about poetry. It doesn't have a theme, it's just about poetry and things related to poetry that I have found to be interesting.
10 Q
Jul 14 14
162 plays
3 Who's That Poet?
Can you identify these poets from their pictures? To help you, some clues about their life and works have been given as well.
10 Q
Mar 29 12
3240 plays
4 You Know More Poetry Than You Think!
Just as we all know a little classical music from watching old Bugs Bunny cartoons, everyone has picked up bits and tag ends of poetry. Just complete the line.
25 Q
Mar 02 03
6957 plays
5 Who's That Other Poet?
Since my previous "Who's That Poet?" quiz only took us up to the letter "K", a sequel was surely inevitable. As before, the pictures are supported with clues about their life and works.
10 Q
May 14 12
1950 plays
6 Carol Ann Duffy's "Selling Manhattan"
This quiz centres around the Scottish poet Carol Ann Duffy, and more specifically her second collection of poetry, "Selling Manhattan", which was published in 1987.
10 Q
Jul 05 08
192 plays
7 William Blake: The Prophet Poet
Questions are primarily concerned with Blake's poetry, but a few biographical facts are inserted for good measure.
20 Q
Jul 25 03
663 plays
8 Love, Poetically
One of the favourite topics for poets, there are many poems featuring love to choose from. Here are just ten of them for you to fall in love with.
10 Q
Sep 25 13
243 plays
9 Neoclassical Poetry
Labels, labels everywhere. Now we explore "neoclassical" poetry, with an emphasis on Pope and Dryden.
25 Q
Feb 21 03
537 plays
10 Spring's Eternal Hopes
Yes, yes, we've all heard Alexander Pope's declaration: "Hope springs eternal in the human breast". However, joy doesn't have to come from breasts: it can spring from spring itself! Here follows a quiz of famous classical poems about spring!
10 Q
Mar 09 12
324 plays
11 Often Anthologized Oldies
Remember the "Introduction to Literature" anthology from your high school or college days? While new poems are added with each new edition, some appear over and over. These perennials may sound familiar.
10 Q
Nov 19 11
300 plays
12 Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary!
"Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary" is Quiz Number 10 of a series based on my teammates names. They volunteered to be my guinea pigs. I volunteered to "experiment" on them! (Bwaa-haa-haaa!) Hope you enjoy this series!
10 Q
Sep 24 13
303 plays
13 Name That Poet In Three Clues!
How do you love poetry? Let's count the ways and see if you recognize some of the world's greatest poets from a line of their poetry and two other interesting tidbits.
10 Q
Mar 16 10
1611 plays
14 Immortal Lines from Classic Poems
This quiz is about some of the most famous opening/last lines in English poetry over the centuries. Identify the poem from the lines given. You will hopefully go back and read the whole poem after this quiz :)
10 Q
Jun 23 09
1167 plays
15 Desiderata
This wonderful prose poem, "Desiderata" (Latin for "desired things"), copyrighted in 1927 by Max Ehrmann, is about attaining happiness in life. I adopted "Desiderata" as my credo as a teen in the early 1970s. I hope you like it as much as I do!
10 Q
Apr 08 07
447 plays
16 Are you Averse to Verse?
I give you the first of two lines of verse from some classic poems of English Literature and you finish the couplet for me. What could be easier?
10 Q
Aug 09 07
1335 plays
17 Poetic Parodies
Verse parody in English is as least as old as Chaucer, but this quiz deals with the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Can you identify the poets who are the authors or targets of ten parodies?
10 Q
Jul 20 05
1224 plays
18 Bad Poetry
Below are some really terrible poems which I've written. Can you identify whom or what they're supposed to be about?
10 Q
Nov 17 02
4005 plays
19 William McGonagall -The World's Best Bad Poet?
To achieve such a standard as to be remembered over a century later as his country's second most famous poet (after Robert Burns), surely demonstrates William McGonagall's achievements in the field of poetic incompetence.
10 Q
May 02 09
162 plays
20 Memorable Poetry Recalled
This quiz is about poems I have loved and lived with since I was a child. I delight in sharing them with you now. So, I give you some first lines of some memorable poems and a clue or two and you tell me the poet.
10 Q
Jul 08 07
1278 plays
21 Once Upon A Midnight Dreary
A commission based on the first line of "The Raven". A review of works based on trochaic octameter. Seriously.
10 Q
Feb 18 10
186 plays
22 The Epic Poem
The narrative epic poem is one of the first forms of literature throughout the world. See if you can answer 20 questions about this genre.
15 Q
Apr 08 09
489 plays
23 Metaphysical Poets
Questions about the great metaphysical poets and their verses, with emphasis on Donne and Herbert. (Note: odd spellings in quotes are the poets' original spellings.)
25 Q
Jan 30 03
693 plays
24 Sonnets from the Portuguese
'Sonnets from the Portuguese' is a collection of poems which chronicle the real love story of Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning. Written in Victorian times, they are still read and quoted today. This quiz covers the sonnets and the story behind them
10 Q
Apr 24 09
153 plays
25 Modern Poets and Their Works
This quiz is designed to test how much you know about modern world poets ... enjoy!
10 Q
Apr 11 00
567 plays
26 In the Forest of the Night
Have you ever wanted to be a poet? Why not learn from these best of British? All questions will be multiple choice.
10 Q
Jan 10 13
507 plays
27 Lovely Poetry!
The quotations in this quiz are all connected with love. They come from well-known poems. One song and one hymn crept in but I see these as poems set to music and so have included them. Do you know what the missing words are from these excerpts?
10 Q
Aug 16 10
345 plays
28 Scorn Not the Sonnet
In honor of one of poetry's most popular forms, this quiz covers a wide variety of poets who have seen fit to seize the sonnet.
15 Q
Mar 02 03
429 plays
29 American Poems and Poets You Should Know
A quiz on American poems and poets. The questions will bring together some well known verse with some not as well known poets and also some well known poets with some lesser known poems. Good luck!
10 Q
Apr 23 13
294 plays
30 The Ten Most Anthologized Poems
William Harmon edited a book entitled "The Top 500 Poems", which contains all the top 500 English-language poems, as determined by how frequently each poem has been anthologized. Here are questions about the top ten of those 500 poems.
10 Q
Aug 01 09
1359 plays
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Some sample questions from this category:

* Who wrote the poem 'I'm Nobody'?
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* Which of the following poets used the legend of Diogenes in his poem 'The Haw Lantern'?
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* Which of the following men was known not only for his poetic works such as 'Roma 1950, Diario' and 'Nuovi Argomenti', but also for his involvement with the film world as a director?

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