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photo quiz  Poets for All Seasons Editor choice cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, nannywoo, Jun 26 17

Let ten well-known poets and paintings that go with their poems take you through the seasons. Have a happy year!
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nannywoo gold member
Jun 26 17
345 plays
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trivia quiz  Nikki Giovanni Editor choice cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, stuthehistoryguy, Apr 24 07

What was forgotten in the terrible tragedy at Virginia Tech is that one of the professors who tried to stop it, Nikki Giovanni, is one of our greatest living poets. A tribute.
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stuthehistoryguy gold member
1413 plays
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trivia quiz  The Fascinating Lives of Poets cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, skylarb, Feb 21 03

Sometimes, fact is stranger than fiction, and just as interesting. Name the poet from the biographical clues given. Many clues contain allusions to the poets' works, so you need not be a biographer to play!
Tough
skylarb
1959 plays
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trivia quiz  Gently Its Touch: Great Modern Poets cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Godwit, Aug 16 11

I describe a famous, English-language poet published since 1900. You match the description to a name. These had a gentle, if radical touch. (Look for the hints if you are new to poetry).
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Godwit gold member
459 plays
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trivia quiz  US Poets Laureate cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, shvdotr, Mar 07 17

Here are ten famous American poets I hope you've read. Have fun!
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shvdotr gold member
162 plays
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match quiz  Poets Laureate of the United Kingdom cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, rossian, Mar 08 16

Can you put these ten Poets Laureate in the correct order, from the first to hold the post to the most recent?
Easy
rossian editor
420 plays
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trivia quiz  Lines by (and About) Wordsworth cool 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, rossian, Jul 29 13

Wordsworth was one of England's best loved poets, and this quiz includes questions about his life and works.
Difficult
rossian editor
870 plays
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match quiz  Dylan Thomas - A Quiz About Llareggub? cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, SisterSeagull, May 23 16

This match quiz looks at the life and work of the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, arguably one of the 20th century's greatest poets, playwrights and script-writers.
Easy
SisterSeagull gold member
99 plays
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trivia quiz  Scandalous (and other ) Poets and Their Poems cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, bracklaman, Dec 22 04

This quiz provides you with some biographical data and a few lines of verse, and all you have to do is identify the poet. All poets are from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries and are mainly of the Romantic movement.
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bracklaman
822 plays
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trivia quiz  John Keats - Poet cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, mcall, Jun 25 07

The life of John Keats (1795-1821). Questions on major life events and contemporary criticism.
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mcall
516 plays
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trivia quiz  Byron: The Bad Boy of Poetry cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, skylarb, Feb 22 03

Take a gander at the life of this notorious rake, restless adventurer, and poetic genius.
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skylarb
606 plays
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trivia quiz  William McGonagall, "The World's Worst Poet" cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Snowman, Sep 03 08

Long-cherished as a man "so giftedly bad that he backed unwittingly into genius", William McGonagall was so much more than just the world's worst poet.
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Snowman gold member
267 plays
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trivia quiz  Poets From Around The Globe cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, puklu, Mar 31 16

We have read their works, marveled at their talent and sighed at their exquisite verses. But how much do we know about them?
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puklu
192 plays
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trivia quiz  Dorothy Parker: Wit and Wisecracker 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, CariM0952, Aug 09 14

Dorothy Parker once wrote "I don't care what is written about me, so long as it isn't true." Sorry, Dorothy.
Tough
CariM0952
204 plays
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trivia quiz  Poet's Corner 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, fdgla, Nov 24 02

Poet's Corner in London's Westminster Abbey is the final resting place for some of England's greatest poets, novelists, playwrights, musicians and actors. I will give you a description of an individual buried there; you name them.
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fdgla
4440 plays
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trivia quiz  About the Life of Alfred Lord Tennyson 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, seeker77, Aug 07 11

This quiz tests facts about the life and works of the English Victorian poet Alfred Lord Tennyson.
Average
seeker77
252 plays
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trivia quiz  Allen Ginsberg: Beat Poet and Much More 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Amanda77586, Apr 11 08

Allen Ginsberg was an American poet of the Beat Generation whose life and work influenced the counterculture of the 1960s and beyond. He was also a man of diverse talents and interests.
Average
Amanda77586
312 plays
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trivia quiz  British World War I Poets 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, alliefarrell, Nov 25 06

Many of World War I's finest poets died on the Western front. However, not all of them did. Can you identify how each of the following poets met their end? I have given you a tidbit of each poet's work to whet your appetite.
Difficult
alliefarrell
306 plays
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trivia quiz  Walt Whitman - His life and Poetry 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, pegazus999, Jun 15 04

"No Western poet, in the past century and half, not even Browning, or Leopardi or Baudelaire, overshadows Walt Whitman..." ~ Harold Bloom. A quiz for those who love his poetry and the man - have fun and good luck!
Tough
pegazus999
306 plays
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trivia quiz  Wild Lives of Famous Poets 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, robert362, Feb 25 03

Here's a look at some French and German poets who lived hard and wild lives. This quiz will probably be difficult for most, but will (hopefully) be interesting and informative.
Difficult
robert362
453 plays
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trivia quiz  All About Robert Frost 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, zebra101, Feb 20 11

Here's a quiz about the poet Robert Frost. Enjoy!
Average
zebra101
252 plays
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match quiz  Name the Poet! 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, jess1506, Oct 29 16

How extensive is your knowledge of poets? The aim of this quiz is easy. Just simply match the poet to their date and place of their birth. Good luck!
Average
jess1506
210 plays
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trivia quiz  Eugenio Montale 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, darkandre, Sep 12 08

Here are some easy questions about Montale's life and works. How much do you know about him?
Average
darkandre
186 plays
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trivia quiz  Birthplaces of some Famous American Poets 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, jaknife1200, May 12 04

Haven't you ever wondered where American poets such as Frost, Hughes, and Ezra Pound were born?
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jaknife1200
465 plays
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trivia quiz  Michael Rosen's Life and Work 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, satguru, Mar 20 10

The popular poet has had a long career in the UK with many high points including honours and broadcasting. Take this quiz to find out more about him if you aren't familiar already.
Average
satguru gold member
177 plays
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trivia quiz  Robert Browning 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, scotspanlit, Aug 14 06

Robert Browning was a nineteenth century English poet, famous for his dramatic monologues.
Average
scotspanlit
342 plays
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trivia quiz  John Keats 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, indranil49, Oct 29 12

John Keats (1795-1821) is one of the greatest English Romantic poets. His poetic career was a brief one of only five years and a half. He wrote only 54 poems. His six great odes are considered gems of English poetry.
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indranil49
255 plays
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trivia quiz  William Wordsworth - Life and Work 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, scotspanlit, May 29 06

A few questions about Samuel Taylor Coleridge's closest associate and friend.
Average
scotspanlit
588 plays
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trivia quiz  E. E. Cummings 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, happygirl0278, Aug 05 07

I have recently had to read some of the poems by this poet and I think he's very interesting. Good luck!
Average
happygirl0278
297 plays
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