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Poetry Quiz


Possible Answers:

1. "Two roads diverged in a wood, And I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference."
A. Elizabeth Barrett Browning
2. "Because I could not stop for Death, He kindly stopped for me; The carriage held but just ourselves And Immortality."
B. Edgar Allen Poe
3. "A thing of beauty is a joy for ever: Its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness..."
C. Robert Frost
4. "It was many and many a year ago, In a kingdom by the sea, That a maiden there lived whom you may know By the name of Annabel Lee;"
D. Samuel Taylor Coleridge
5. "Tyger! Tyger! burning bright In the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry?"
E. William Blake
6. "How do I love thee ? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight For the ends of Being and ideal Grace."
F. John Keats
7. "It is an ancient Mariner, And he stoppeth one of three. 'By thy long grey beard and glittering eye, Now wherefore stopp'st thou me?"
G. Wallace Stevens
8. "I do not know which to prefer, The beauty of inflections Or the beauty of innuendoes, The blackbird whistling Or just after."
H. Langston Hughes
9. "I cannot go to school today, Said little Peggy Ann McKay. "I have the measles and the mumps, A gash, a rash and purple bumps. My mouth is wet, my throat is dry, I'm going blind in my right eye. My tonsils are as big as rocks, I've counted sixteen chicken pox And there's one more--that's seventeen, And don't you think my face looks green?"
I. Shel Silverstein
10. "Hold fast to dreams For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird That cannot fly. "
J. Emily Dickenson

Answer Key: 1-C;  2-J;  3-F;  4-B;  5-E;  6-A;  7-D;  8-G;  9-I;  10-H