Poetry

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Poetry Trivia QuestionAnswer
"Lord Wearys Castle" is a work by which American poet?:Robert Lowell
"Sordello", "The Ring" and "His Book and Fifine at the Fiar" are works by which poet?Robert Browning
According to TS Eliot's "The Hollow Men", the world won't end with a bang. How will it end?With a wimper
Also known as the Ploughman Poet, what Bard of Ayrshire was born in Alloway, Ayrshire, in 1759?Robert Burns
Appointed by Bill Clinton, what poet laureate appeared on an episode of "The Simpsons"?Robert Pinsky
Barely five feet tall, who passed the exam to become an apothecary-surgeon, went on vacation, and came back a poet instead?John Keats
Complete the title of a famous work by Elizabeth Barrett Browning "The Cry of the ...."?Children
Found in Gwent County, Wales, on the River Wye, Tintern Abbey inspired a JMW Turner painting and a famous poem by whom?William Wordsworth
Having grown up in an iron frame to straighten her spine,what British poet had to start her days in a coffin?Edith Sitwell
In "Pippa Passes," a little Italian girl sings, "God's in his heaven--All's right with the world." Who wrote that?Robert Browning
In "Santa Filomena," of whom did Longfellow say, "A lady with a lamp shall stand in the great history of the land"?Florence Nightingale
In the 1940s, two of the top Beat icons, Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac, met for the first time at what New York university?Columbia
In the last time of what Robert Browning poem does an Italian girl note that, "God's in his heaven,all's right with the world"?Pippa Passes
In the play "Richelieu," Edward Bulwer-Lytton wrote, "Beneath the rule of men entirely great/The pen is mightier than ...." what?The sword
In the second-last line of Thomas Gray's "Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College," what is described as bliss?Ignorance
In what year was John Keats born?1795
In which US State was Erza Pound born?Idaho
JD Salinger's "The Catcher in the Rye" and John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men" both got their names from poems by what Scotsman?Robert Burns
John Donne wrote that no man is what geographic feature?An island
Laugh, and the world laughs with you. According to Ella Wheeler Wilcox, what happens when you weep?You weep alone.
Mary Fitton is thought to be the "dark lady" in whose sonnets?William Shakespeare
Milton's "Paradise Lost" is what type of poem?Epic
One of John Keats most famous poems is an ode "To" what season?Autumn
Originally, I self-published "Leaves of Grass" anonymously, selling about three dozen copies. Who am I?Walt Whitman
Per the Robert Frost poem, where do two roads diverge?In a yellow wood
Tell us the word replaced in this line from Wallace Stevens' poetry. The only emperor is the emperor of penguins.Ice-cream
To whom did Lady Caroline Lamb send clippings of her pubic hair, in an envelope addressed "From Your Wild Antelope"?Lord Bryon
Valmiki was a famous poet who wrote in which language?Sanskrit
What does the "B" stand for in the name of the poet W.B. Yeats?Butler
What does the S stand for in the name of T.S. Eliot?Stearns
What Edgar Allan Poe poem was first published in the New York Evening Mirror on January 29, 1845?The Raven
What good gay poet was known as "the Good Gray Poet"?Walt Whitman
What nationality was the famous poet Jean Blewett?Canadian
What poem first appeared in the Baltimore Patriot in September 1814, as "The Defense of Fort McHenry"?Star Spangled Banner
What poet converted to Catholicism, only to lose his position as poet laureate when England switched back under William III?John Dryden
What was the first name of the famous poet Keats (1795-1821)?John
Which American poet publically supported Adolf Hitler and was paid to condemn America on Italian Radio?Erza Pound
Which famous poem begins with the line "On either side the river lie, long fields of barley and of rye"?Lady of Shallot
Which poet published the collection entitled "All Religions Are One"?Blake
Which poet wrote "The Lake Isle of Innisfree"?Yeats
Which poets first collected works were "Poems, Chiefly Lyrical"?Tennyson
Who is the author of the lament for the dead "stop All The Clocks" which appeared in the film "four Weddings and a Funeral"?WH Auden
Who started writing "Gunga Din" while he was living in Vermont?Rudyard Kipling
Who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1948 for his services to poetry?TS Eliot
Who wrote "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats", the poems on which the musical "Cats" was based?TS Eliot
Who wrote "Paradise Lost" to "justify the ways of God to man," then wrote a shorter sequel called "Paradise Regained"?John Milton
Who wrote the poem "The Lady of the Lake"?Sir Walter Scott
William Wordsworth died in which year?1850

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