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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 Lear, Edward category Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
category Milton, John category Paterson, Banjo
category Plath, Sylvia category Poe, Edgar Allan
folder Poetic Quotes (30) folder Poetry Terminology (10)
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
Bad Pickup Lines: Poetry Edition

I'm trying to imitate love poetry of some of the greatest poets of history, but for some reason, something's not going right. Can you still identify through substance and style which poets might have penned these lines?
Average
10 Q
adams627
Jan 09 16
273 plays
2
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.
Easy
10 Q
stedman
Mar 29 12
3822 plays
3
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.
Average
25 Q
agony
Mar 02 03
7308 plays
4
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.
Easy
10 Q
stedman
May 14 12
2349 plays
5
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 Q
skylarb
Jul 25 03
723 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.
Tough
10 Q
poshprice
Jul 05 08
207 plays
7
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!
Average
10 Q
alaspooryoric
Mar 09 12
393 plays
8
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.
Average
10 Q
bottle_rocket
Mar 16 10
2004 plays
9
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.
Average
10 Q
rossian
Sep 25 13
402 plays
10
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 Q
nannywoo
Nov 19 11
384 plays
11
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 Q
Footsie1
Apr 08 07
480 plays
12
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?
Average
10 Q
TabbyTom
Jul 20 05
1494 plays
13
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?
Average
10 Q
bracklaman
Aug 09 07
1464 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 :)
Average
10 Q
srini701
Jun 23 09
1437 plays
15
Neoclassical Poetry

Labels, labels everywhere. Now we explore "neoclassical" poetry, with an emphasis on Pope and Dryden.
Difficult
25 Q
skylarb
Feb 21 03
585 plays
16
Location, Location, Location!

So often it is that place provides the greatest inspiration to the human heart. Do you recognize these poems inspired by a particular place or location?
Average
10 Q
alaspooryoric
May 06 15
348 plays
17
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 Q
Islingtonian
Nov 17 02
4257 plays
18
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.
Average
10 Q
bracklaman
Jul 08 07
1407 plays
19
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 Q
luckycharm60
Apr 24 09
156 plays
20
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 Q
logcrawler
Sep 24 13
378 plays
21
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 Q
xpress
May 02 09
180 plays
22
Poet Laureates of the UK

The Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom is a member of the Royal Household. He or she is appointed by the monarch to write poems celebrating important state occasions.
Average
10 Q
Spontini
Nov 01 14
219 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.)
Difficult
25 Q
skylarb
Jan 30 03
714 plays
24
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.
Average
15 Q
pericles34
Apr 08 09
558 plays
25
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 Q
chessart
Aug 01 09
1605 plays
26
Modern Poets and Their Works

This quiz is designed to test how much you know about modern world poets ... enjoy!
Difficult
10 Q
nerthus
Apr 11 00
594 plays
27
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.
Easy
10 Q
DoveHouse
Jan 10 13
603 plays
28
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?
Average
10 Q
Jomarion
Aug 16 10
366 plays
29
Tonight We Dream In Poems

Whoa. What a curious dream. I'm sitting in this unfamiliar, grand dining room with settings for 12. In walk ten individuals, some I recognize and some I don't. They begin to talk in verse. I take a seat and invite you to join me...
Tough
10 Q
themats
Aug 03 05
414 plays
30
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?
Average
10 Q
dolano
Jan 16 11
972 plays
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