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Poetry Quiz

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Which of these is the present Poet Laureate (2012)?

  • Seamus Heaney
  • Carol Ann Duffy
  • Andrew Motion
  • Simon Armitage

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Dylan Thomas's poem "Do not go gentle into that good night" is an example of . . .?

  • a villanelle
  • a sestina
  • a sonnet
  • an elegy

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Which poet, also known as a novelist, wrote "The Darkling Thrush" and "The Dead Drummer"?

  • Sylvia Plath
  • Thomas Hardy
  • Rudyard Kipling
  • Muriel Spark

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Which poet wrote, "Come friendly bombs and fall on Slough! / It isn't fit for humans now, / There isn't grass to graze a cow"?

  • Ted Hughes
  • John Betjeman
  • Tony Harrison
  • Stevie Smith

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"The Horses" by Edwin Muir is set . . .?

  • in a spring meadow.
  • at the Grand National.
  • by the seaside.
  • after a nuclear war.

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Which of these is a modern poetic form?

  • Tercet
  • Free verse
  • Rondeau
  • Haiku

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"Dub" poetry originated from?

  • South Africa
  • Kenya
  • Birmingham
  • Jamaica

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Which poet wrote "Funeral Blues" and "Moon Landing"?

  • Ted Hughes
  • Robin Williamson
  • Ezra Pound
  • W H Auden

 

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