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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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Explore Poetry Quiz Sub-Categories:
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 (36 quizzes) folder Poetry Terminology (13)
category Pope, Alexander category Rimbaud, Arthur
category Silverstein, Shel category Tennyson, Alfred Lord
category Thomas, Dylan folder War Poetry (7)
category Yeats, William Butler
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)
1356 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)
591 plays
Poets - 10 different ones

I will tell you the name of the poet you just have to identify the poem.
Tough (10 qns)
405 plays
Name The Poet

I will give you the name of a poem, you name the poet.
Tough (15 qns)
1695 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)
564 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)
144 plays
Modern Male Poets

Modern male poets, a treat to get to know these wonderful poets
Tough (10 qns)
483 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)
810 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)
183 plays
Match British Poet and Poem

I'll supply either the poet or the poem, and you supply the appropriate answer.
Tough (10 qns)
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)
675 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)
561 plays
Poetry Places

Match the poetry place or line that is mentioned with the poet who wrote about it.
Average (10 qns)
432 plays
A Poetry Calendar

A series of poet and poetry related questions to take you through the year.
Tough (10 qns)
249 plays
Pure Poetry Too

Medium-to-tough questions for students of poetry. I hope you'll enjoy them!
Difficult (10 qns)
579 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)
657 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)
759 plays
The Anxiety of Influence

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

How well do you know contemporary American poetry?
Average (10 qns)
216 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)
297 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)
753 plays
Poetry and Writers

Multiple choice, about poetry, books, and the writers. Some are easy, and some may be hard.
Average (10 qns)
666 plays
Poetry Time

Poetry, anyone?
Difficult (10 qns)
720 plays
Poetry for Dummies

If you're taking this quiz, there's a good chance you already know a thing or two about poetry. But if you're not sure what the difference between a sonnet and a nonet is then don't fret because this quiz is here to help! Enjoy!
Average (10 qns)
648 plays
My Favorite Poems!

A quiz about some of my favorite poets and interesting little tidbits about them. See how well you do. Come on. I dare you!
Difficult (10 qns)
537 plays
Love Poetry part 3

Part 3 in the series all about Love Poems. I'll give you the title of the poem and you give me the poet. I hope you enjoy.
Difficult (25 qns)
375 plays
Love Poetry Part 1

This will be the first in a couple of quizzes (I'm hoping) on Love Poetry. What I'll do is name the title of the poem and you name the author. What makes this a little different is all the poetry is about love and romance. Have fun.
Difficult (25 qns)
453 plays
Love Poetry part 2

This is the second quiz in a series on Love Poetry (I hope there will be more). Just remeber, I give the title of the poem, and you choose the poet. It is all about love and romance. I hope you enjoy it.
Difficult (25 qns)
396 plays
The Tragicall Historye of Romeus and Juliet

Important "key facts", characters from the poem, and quotes which inspired "Romeo and Juliet."
Difficult (10 qns)
288 plays
Picky Poetry

This is a whirlwind tour of poetry. Put on your Poetry caps and be prepared for some tough questions.
Tough (10 qns)
231 plays
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