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As a schoolchild, you probably had to memorise some selected lines of poetry (if not complete poems). How many of them do you remember?   

There are 44 quizzes and 490 trivia questions in this category.
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1
Memorable Lines from Memorable Poems

Just match the name of the poems from which these lines come. Have fun!
Average (10 qns)
shvdotr
May 18 17
165 plays
2
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 qns)
agony
7536 plays
3
Deep Thoughts

Here are a few poems that touch on the deeper things in life. How many do you recognize?
Tough (10 qns)
reedy
417 plays
4
Mr Nonsense

Come meet some of the poets who have contributed to the art form of nonsense verse. This quiz will only deal with poets who wrote in English - can you identify them from a sample of their work?
Average (10 qns)
looney_tunes
549 plays
5
Bye Bye Love

This quiz is about ten different well known poems relating to loss of some kind, whether it be love, life or dreams.
Average (10 qns)
Creedy
801 plays
6
Two Turtle Doves

Lovers are often described as turtle doves, star crossed, Derby and Joan, but however you describe them, nothing describes love better than a poem.
Tough (10 qns)
Christinap
312 plays
7
Famous First Lines

Can you correctly match these famous first lines to the poems where they are found?
Easy (10 qns)
ponycargirl
Mar 20 17
318 plays
8
As Lovely as a Tree

Trees pop up in songs and stories, poems and prose. Let's see how well you know these references to trees in well-known poems, by well-known poets.
Difficult (10 qns)
Cymruambyth
711 plays
9
Poetry in Motion

Poetry has been around for centuries and is well enjoyed by many. I will give you information about poems. All you have to do is answer my questions. I really hope you enjoy the literary work.
Average (10 qns)
funnytrivianna
1545 plays
10
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 qns)
bracklaman
1506 plays
11
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 qns)
srini701
1515 plays
12
Eschew Obfuscation

Simplicity is often elegance. Obscure phrases and unnecessary embellishments often cloud the feelings. Eschew obfuscation and simplify these first lines. Enjoy!
Average (10 qns)
alexis722
378 plays
13
Are You Feeling 'Romantic'?

I'll give you two lines of poetry for each question; simply identify the poet: eight are straightforward, plus a couple of 'testers'. All poems were written in the Romantic era (late 18th or early 19th centuries), good luck.
Tough (10 qns)
Mutchisman
1170 plays
14
Playing With Poetry

Here are ten quotations from some well known and well loved poems. You will need to supply an answer either about the poem or the author.
Average (10 qns)
rubytops
615 plays
15
Poems About Birds

A quiz which is based on some of my favourite poems about birds. I will ask you to name the poet in the majority of questions and name the bird in a couple. Most, but not all, of the poets are British; have fun.
Average (10 qns)
Mutchisman
429 plays
16
Motion in Poetry

Many poems describe ways of movement of people or things e.g. rolling, tumbling or flying. Can you identify the following quotations or their authors? The fact that a previous UK poet Laureate was Andrew Motion has nothing to do with it!
Average (10 qns)
balaton
282 plays
17
It All Began With a Line

It is said that first impressions count and each of these poems has an evocative opening line. This quiz asks you to match the poem's first line to the author who created it.
Easy (10 qns)
KayceeKool
Mar 20 17
219 plays
18
Great Poetry Is Universal

Great poetry speaks to people over time. Here you confront ten questions about great poetry. In each, you will have to discover either the quotation, or the poet, or the poem.
Average (10 qns)
lowtechmaster
Jan 03 17
237 plays
19
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 qns)
Jomarion
381 plays
20
Pieced-Apart Poems

You've picked up a poetry anthology, looking for something to read- but this anthology is old and dilapidated, most of the poems illegible. Can you identify these poems from what is left of their lines?
Average (20 qns)
Crystallina
1665 plays
21
What's All This Nonsense?

Nonsense poems are lots of fun, They always make you giggle, Finish the rhyme with the right word or pun, So you won't be left in a pickle!
Average (10 qns)
Maggietabby
489 plays
22
Favourite Lines from Great Poems

Questions about some of my favourite lines from my favourite poems. Should be easy if you have the same taste in poetry as me...!! Otherwise, I can only apologise :)
Tough (10 qns)
vh219
2244 plays
23
Poetry for All Seasons

Here is a quiz to test your knowledge of the year's four seasons in poetry. I think the poets and quotations I've picked are well-known.
Average (10 qns)
Jomarion
465 plays
24
Famous Poetry by a Line

Choose which of the poems includes the line given. Many of them are the actual opening lines of the poems.
Average (10 qns)
valrenee
3135 plays
25
From My Favorite Poets...

I've chosen a few lines from some of my favorite poems, and it is your job to match the quote to the poet.
Average (10 qns)
shechamellion
573 plays
26
Famous Poetry, Quotations, Sentiments

To Play is Easy! I provide the words and you give the author, speaker or the person most associated with the words.
Tough (15 qns)
SKR
2187 plays
27
Name the Poem

In this quiz, a line from a poem by a very famous poet will be given, along with the name of the poet. All you have to do is guess from the options which poem the line is from. Good luck!
Tough (10 qns)
nutter2002
573 plays
28
Last Lines of Famous Poems

The title pretty much says it all. Try to identify which poem ends with these lines. If you like this, I have a similar quiz consisting of last lines of famous novels. Yeah, I know, I need a new shtick.
Tough (10 qns)
kmria
1359 plays
29
Name That Poet

Name the poet who penned each of these famous phrases
Tough (20 qns)
kalynn
660 plays
30
More Great Lines From Poetry

Try these lines from some classic poems. Might be difficult.
Difficult (10 qns)
robert362
1875 plays
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