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World Poetry Day Quiz 21/03/2012

Do you know your sonnet from your stanza? 12 Questions.

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What poet defined the term “Beat” movement?

  • Allen Ginsberg
  • Lawrence Ferlinghetti
  • Jack Kerouac
  • J D Salinger

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Who was the first Poet Laureate of England?

  • Ben Jonson
  • Thomas Shadwell
  • William Wordsworth
  • William Shakespeare

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Which poet wrote the poem “Waste Land” the first two lines,"April is the cruellest month,breeding Lilacs out ofthe dead land, mixing"?

  • Thomas Cranch
  • Emily Dickinson
  • Walt Whitman
  • T S Eliot

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Which famous poem begins with the following line:-“ Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary”?

  • Paul Revere’s Ride - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • The Raven - Edgar Allan Poe
  • The Ghost - Charles Baudelaire
  • The Dance of the Dead - Johann W Von Goethe

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Who was the first poet to win the “Nobel Prize for Literature”?

  • T S Eliot
  • William Butler Yeats
  • Sully Prudhomme
  • Rabindranath Tagore

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This type of poem is usually a long poem that tells the story of a significant event or person’s life?

  • Epic
  • Iambic
  • Hokku
  • Lyric

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William Shakespeare wrote many “love” poems. This the first line of one them, “O Mistress mine, where are you roaming”, what is the second line?

  • Journeys end in lovers’ moaning
  • Stay and hear; your true love’s coming
  • Come closer your hair needs combing
  • That can sing both high and foaming

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“She goes but softly, but she goeth sure,She stumbles not, as stronger creatures do”, this is from a John Bunyan poem. What creature is he talking about?

  • Upon a Snail
  • Two Little Kittens
  • Ladybird, Ladybird
  • When Fishes Set Umbrellas Up

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What completes this line, “How do I love thee……”?

  • When thou dost not love me
  • Let me count the ways
  • Thy heart belongs to another
  • With all my heart and soul

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What completes this line, “Stone walls do not a prison make…..?

  • When your spirit is free
  • So hide a file inside the cake
  • because stone can bend and break
  • Nor iron bars a cage

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This poet’s torrid affairs eventually made him an outcast in British society. Who was he?

  • Lord Byron
  • John Keats
  • William Wordsworth
  • Robert Browning

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In the poem “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”, the narrator who is the Mariner, stops a man and relates his tale. Where was the man going?

  • A Political Meeting
  • The Courthouse
  • A Wedding
  • The ship chandler’s shop