Poets and Poems 2 - Answers

Published: Sunday 18th December 2011
  1. Which poem has the opening line "I must go down to the sea again"? Sea Fever by John Masefield.
  2. Named after the area of England where they lived what name was given to the group of poets including William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge? The Lake Poets.
  3. Which poem contains the line "A woman is only a woman but a good cigar is a smoke"? The Betrothed by Rudyard Kipling.
  4. Who wrote "The Rape of the Lock"? Alexander Pope.
  5. Which poem has the opening line "If I should die, think only this of me"? The Soldier by Rupert Brooke.
  6. Who was the first Poet Laureate to be appointed by Queen Elizabeth II? Cecil Day-Lewis [1968].
  7. Which English poet wrote "The Mask of Anarchy"? Percy Shelley.
  8. Which poets birthday is celebrated around the world on January 25th? Robert Burns [Burns Night].
  9. Which poem contains the line "Far from the madding crowd's ignoble strife"? Elegy in a Country Churchyard by Thomas Grey.
  10. The musical "Cats" was based on the poems of which poet? T.S.Eliot.
  11. Which poem opens with the word "I wandered lonely as a cloud"? "Daffodils" - William Wordsworth.
  12. Who wrote "The Lake of Innisfree"? W.B. Yeats.
  13. Who was appointed Poet Laureate in 1850 when Samuel Rogers refused the role? Alfred Lord Tennyson.
  14. Which poem has the opening line "Under the spreading chestnut tree"? "The Village Blacksmith" by Henry Longfellow.
  15. To whom did Elizabeth Barrett Browning write "How do I love thee? Let me count the ways"? Robert Browning
  16. What term was used by The Spectator in 1954 to describe the group containing Kingsley Amis and Phillip Larkin? The Movement.
  17. Which poet drowned in the Mediterranean in August 1822? Shelley.
  18. How many lines are there in a limerick? Five.
  19. Which fellow poet did Ted Hughes marry in 1956? Sylvia Plath.
  20. Who wrote "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"? Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

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