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You will find links to the most well known poets here. This category also contains a large number of mixed poetry quizzes, where you can test your knowledge of everything poetic.   

There are 156 quizzes and 1,560 trivia questions in this category.
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category Auden, W.H. category Brooke, Rupert
category Browning, Robert category Burns, Robert
category Burton, Tim category Carroll, Lewis
category Coleridge, Samuel Taylor category cummings, e e
category Dante category Dickinson, Emily
category Donne, John category Eliot, T. S.
category Frost, Robert category Heaney, Seamus
category Jeffers, Robinson category Keats, John
category Kipling, Rudyard category Lear, Edward
category Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth category Milton, John
folder Name the Poet (24 quizzes) category Paterson, Banjo
category Plath, Sylvia category Poe, Edgar Allan
folder Poetic Genres (13, 1 new) folder Poetic Quotes (44, 1 new)
folder Poetry by Theme (14) folder Poetry Terminology (14)
category Pope, Alexander category Rimbaud, Arthur
category Silverstein, Shel category Tennyson, Alfred Lord
category Thomas, Dylan folder War Poetry (7)
category Yeats, William Butler
1
William Blake: The Prophet Poet

Questions are primarily concerned with Blake's poetry, but a few biographical facts are inserted for good measure.
Difficult (20 qns)
skylarb
747 plays
2
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.
Tough (10 qns)
poshprice
213 plays
3
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!
Average (10 qns)
Footsie1
510 plays
4
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.
Average (10 qns)
nannywoo
450 plays
5
Bad Poetry

Below are some really terrible poems which I've written. Can you identify whom or what they're supposed to be about?
Average (10 qns)
Islingtonian
4410 plays
6
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.
Tough (10 qns)
xpress
186 plays
7
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!
Average (10 qns)
logcrawler
402 plays
8
In the Forests 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.
Easy (10 qns)
DoveHouse
666 plays
9
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.
Average (10 qns)
chessart
1779 plays
10
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
Tough (10 qns)
luckycharm60
168 plays
11
Our Favorite Poets

Fun Trivia team Poetic License has taken upon itself to write a team quiz. Since our name is Poetic License due to our liberal massacre of the English language, we have opted to do our quiz on our favorite individual poets. Good luck and have fun.
Average (10 qns)
maskman22
1371 plays
12
Poetry in Motion

Pick the poet or the poem.
Average (10 qns)
nyirene330
339 plays
13
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!
Average (10 qns)
sanremo
360 plays
14
A Little Something About Poetry

Just a few questions about some poetry.
Average (10 qns)
pennie1478
372 plays
15
Discover a Golden Treasury of Poetry

My grandchildren are starting to enjoy poetry so I reflected on what lines of poesy had charmed me in my formative years. I took the battered copy of my much loved "Palgrave's Golden Treasury", leafed through and rediscovered these gems.
Tough (10 qns)
bracklaman
474 plays
16
A Perfect Hour

Some consider a perfect hour one that is spent reading poetry and learning about poets You may find some of your favorites in this quiz.
Average (10 qns)
mpkitty
210 plays
17
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.
Tough (10 qns)
daver852
204 plays
18
Great Poetry is Timeless

There is nothing better than getting lost in a great book of poetry. This quiz contains some classic poems by classic poets. Hope you enjoy!
Average (10 qns)
griller
816 plays
19
Poet's Potpourri

Poetry has been around since before Christ and it is used by poets to express emotions, life experiences and events. Can you guess the name of the poems by the lines I give you? Good Luck!
Average (10 qns)
Soozy_Woozy
528 plays
20
Great Poets & Poems

You've probably heard of these poems and poets but do you REALLY know them?
Average (10 qns)
ssabreman
699 plays
21
Poets And Their Works

How much do you know about poets and their works. I'll give the poet and you name the work or vice versa. Have fun!
Average (10 qns)
JCSon
1365 plays
22
20th Century English Poetry

All questions deal with the 20th century and with literature that was created on the British Isles (including Ireland). I hope you'll enjoy it.
Tough (10 qns)
marienbart
597 plays
23
Poets - 10 different ones

I will tell you the name of the poet you just have to identify the poem.
Tough (10 qns)
mnbates
408 plays
24
For Poetry Lovers

Welcome to our poetry readings. Please take your seats, relax and enjoy a revisit to some of the finest moments in English literature. Are you ready? Then let us begin.
Tough (10 qns)
Fiachra
570 plays
25
Match British Poet and Poem

I'll supply either the poet or the poem, and you supply the appropriate answer.
Tough (10 qns)
ravenskye
960 plays
26
Classic Poems

Down through the ages some wonderful poems have been written and enjoyed. I hope you enjoy this quiz on them.
Average (10 qns)
Mommakat
687 plays
27
Pure Poetry Too

Medium-to-tough questions for students of poetry. I hope you'll enjoy them!
Difficult (10 qns)
carmelique
582 plays
28
A Poetry Calendar

A series of poet and poetry related questions to take you through the year.
Tough (10 qns)
rosc
249 plays
29
The Anxiety of Influence

Poetry on poets.
Tough (10 qns)
rachellis
360 plays
30
Contemporary American Poets and Their Verse

How well do you know contemporary American poetry?
Average (10 qns)
iloveyanira
219 plays
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