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Perfect Poetry Quiz

A quiz about poets and poetry written in English 10 Questions.

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Who wrote, 'The Wild Swans at Coole'?

  • William Butler Yeats
  • John Keats
  • Patrick Kavanagh
  • Thomas Kinsella

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From which poem is the line, 'I sit and wait for the bell.'?

  • Education for Leisure by Carol Ann Duffy
  • Among School Children by William Butler Yeats
  • Last Lesson of the Afternoon by DH Lawrence
  • The Bully Asleep by John Walsh

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Who wrote 'Miracle on St David's Day'?

  • Dylan Thomas
  • Sheenagh Pugh
  • Gillian Clarke
  • John Tripp

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Who was married to the American poet, Sylvia Plath?

  • Seamus Heaney
  • Andrew Motion
  • Philip Larkin
  • Ted Hughes

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Whose poem contains the lines, '--- selfhood begins with a walking away,/And love is proved in the letting go.'?

  • Cecil Day-Lewis
  • Daniel Day-Lewis
  • Lewis Caroll
  • Gwyneth Lewis

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Which city is the birth place of performance poet Roger McGough?

  • Liverpool
  • London
  • Leicester
  • Lincoln

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To whom is Caribbean poet, Grace Nichols, married?

  • Kamau Brathwaite
  • Oku Onuora
  • John Agard
  • Kwame Dawes

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Which Anglo American poet wrote a poem that contains the line, 'He was my North, my South, my East and West.'?

  • TS Eliot
  • William Carlos Williams
  • Philip Levine
  • W.H. Auden

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A.E. Housman wrote a poem that covertly criticised social injustice towards homosexuality. What was it called?

  • The Angle of His Nose
  • The Colour of His Eyes
  • The Colour of His Hair
  • The Manner of His Walk

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Who wrote a poem beginning with the line, 'Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness'?

  • Percy Bysshe Shelley
  • William Wordsworth
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • John Keats