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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 151 quizzes and 1,510 trivia questions in this category.
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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 (31) 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
They Were Poets and They Knew it.

This series of questions concerns English writers of the nineteenth century. Tragedy and tomfoolery abounds. Have fun and good luck.
Average (10 qns)
Dec 30 05
312 plays
Books of Poetry

Rather than dealing with individual poems, this quiz asks you to identify the author of certain books of poetry
Average (10 qns)
Feb 04 01
810 plays
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!
Tough (10 qns)
Jun 19 00
1353 plays
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)
May 09 02
588 plays
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)
Aug 28 05
564 plays
Poets - 10 different ones

I will tell you the name of the poet you just have to identify the poem.
Tough (10 qns)
Mar 04 03
405 plays
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)
Sep 02 02
564 plays
Name That Poet

Name the poet who penned each of these famous phrases
Tough (20 qns)
Mar 27 02
651 plays
Name The Poet

I will give you the name of a poem, you name the poet.
Tough (15 qns)
Apr 03 01
1692 plays
English Sonnet Basics

How fare you in depths of sonnet matters?
Average (10 qns)
Feb 22 10
234 plays
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)
Aug 06 03
564 plays
Poetry Places

Match the poetry place or line that is mentioned with the poet who wrote about it.
Average (10 qns)
Mar 03 02
432 plays
Dark Encounter!

This is a ghostly interlude. Do you travel by train? "Beware the shades of the haunted line, The wraiths of the silver track. They whisk you away where the sun can't shine- And never bring you back!" Identify the quotations in the text.
Average (10 qns)
Oct 04 14
144 plays
Modern Male Poets

Modern male poets, a treat to get to know these wonderful poets
Tough (10 qns)
Nov 02 00
480 plays
Symbolism in Sufi Poetry

Most Sufi poetry has two meanings, using earthly terminology to symbolize divinity. My main reference for this quiz was Peter Lamborn Wilson, especially the foreword to "The Drunken Universe".
Tough (10 qns)
Sep 16 07
183 plays
People in Poetry

Here's a collection of characters, some real and some fictional, who are named in various famous poems. Name the authors.
Tough (10 qns)
Nov 17 00
654 plays
Match British Poet and Poem

I'll supply either the poet or the poem, and you supply the appropriate answer.
Tough (10 qns)
Mar 20 01
957 plays
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)
Mar 29 11
669 plays
Lines from Poems (Creatures Great and Small)

Can you identify the poet from the given lines of poems?
Average (10 qns)
Jan 08 06
327 plays
English Romantic Poets

There can be little doubt that the Romantic Movement was one of the great turning-points in Literary History. This quiz deals with quotes from some of the more popular poems from that period.
Tough (10 qns)
Mar 16 02
555 plays
The Anxiety of Influence

Poetry on poets.
Tough (10 qns)
Nov 17 00
351 plays
A Poetry Calendar

A series of poet and poetry related questions to take you through the year.
Tough (10 qns)
Jan 28 05
249 plays
Poems of Tribute

These are some poems of tribute to some famous people.(If not actually "tribute", the poems at least include some reference to these people.)
Average (10 qns)
Mar 01 04
294 plays
Pure Poetry Too

Medium-to-tough questions for students of poetry. I hope you'll enjoy them!
Difficult (10 qns)
Jan 15 01
579 plays
Some Early Romantic Poets

Test your knowledge of that fine group of English poets who graced the end of the 18th century and the beginning of the 19th century.
Average (10 qns)
Jul 01 00
756 plays
Contemporary American Poets and Their Verse

How well do you know contemporary American poetry?
Average (10 qns)
Oct 15 09
213 plays
Poets and Poems

A quick quiz to see how well you recognise lines from famous poems, the work of well known poets, and various tidbits of poet related trivia.
Difficult (20 qns)
Jun 19 01
753 plays
Poetry Time

Poetry, anyone?
Difficult (10 qns)
Jun 30 00
720 plays
Poetry and Writers

Multiple choice, about poetry, books, and the writers. Some are easy, and some may be hard.
Average (10 qns)
Jul 08 01
663 plays
Identify the Poet

Given the first line of a poem, identify the poet who penned the lines.
Average (10 qns)
Aug 18 03
582 plays
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