Poets and Poems 1

Published: Sunday 18th September 2011
  1. Who in 1668 became the first official Poet Laureate?
  2. By what name were the group of poets including among others Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and Gregory Corso known?
  3. How many lines are there in a sonnet?
  4. Which 19th Century poet and author popularised the limerick format?
  5. Which poem has the opening line "The curfew tolls the knell of parting day"?
  6. What was Wordsworth describing when he wrote "Earth hath not anything to show more fair"?
  7. Which poem contains the line "The best laid schemes o' mice an' men"?
  8. What is the name of the traditional Japanese poetic form containing 17 syllables?
  9. Which poem has the opening line "Half a league, half a league, half a league onward"?
  10. Who was the first female Poet Laureate?
  11. Which poem contains the line "Rats! They fought the dogs and killed the cats"?
  12. What term did Samuel Johnson coin when referring to the group of poets containing John Donne and Thomas Traherne?
  13. Which poem opens with "By the shores of the Gitche Gumee"?
  14. Which WW1 poet wrote "Anthem for Doomed Youth"?
  15. Which Nobel Prize winning poet was born in County Derry in 1939?
  16. Which poem has the opening line "Twas brilling and the slithy toves"?
  17. Which poet was described by Lady Caroline Lamb as being "Mad, Bad and Dangerous to know"?
  18. Which TWO poets were mentioned in the 1966 song by Paul Simon "The Dangling Conversation"?
  19. According to T.S. Eliot which month is the cruellest?
  20. Who wrote "Do not go gentle into that good night"?
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