QUIZ: Poems & Poetry

By FPL_Sunita

Join us in celebrating National Poetry Month, the largest literacy event in the world, by taking our quiz and enjoying some beautiful poetry.

QUIZ: How much do you know about poems and poetry?

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Which American poet of the 20th century won four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry?*
What is the name of this poem by Edgar Allan Poe? Startled at the stillness broken by reply so aptly spoken, “Doubtless,” said I, “what it utters is its only stock and store Caught from some unhappy master whom unmerciful Disaster Followed fast and followed faster till his songs one burden bore— Till the dirges of his Hope that melancholy burden bore Of ‘Never—nevermore’.”*
Name the English romantic poet, who wrote this following verse: What thou art we know not; What is most like thee? From rainbow clouds there flow not Drops so bright to see As from thy presence showers a rain of melody.*
Haiku: three unrhymed lines of five, seven, and five syllables presenting intense emotion of nature. Where did Haiku originate?*
Maya Angelou won a Grammy award for which poem?*
Who is the national poet of Scotland?*
Which of these is not a poetic form?*
How many sonnets are in William Shakespeare’s 1609 quarto?*
Which poet from the 14th century is called the father of English poetry?*
How many lines are in a limerick form of poetry?*
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Some great poetry collections for you to enjoy:

The Best American Poetry, 2021

The Poetry of T. S. Eliot

2012 Poetry Contest Winners: Frisco Public Library

How to Fly (In Ten Thousand Easy Lessons)

The American Poetry Review