Poetry Quiz

To celebrate National Poetry Day, we've put together a poetry quiz. 

Match the lines, to the poem, to the poet!

 

The lines

1. 

The Bridegroom's doors are opened wide,

And I am next of kin;

The guests are met, the feast is set:

May'st hear the merry din.'

 

2. 

The rain set early in to-night,

The sullen wind was soon awake,

It tore the elm-tops down for spite,

 And did its worst to vex the lake:

 

3. 

Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,

But bears it out even to the edge of doom

 

4. 

May no fate willfully misunderstand me

And half grant what I wish and snatch me away

Not to return. Earth's the right place for love:

I don't know where it's likely to go better.

 

5. 

Sun, rain, curving sky                               

Mountain, oceans, leaf and stone

Star shine, moon glow

You're all that I can call my own.

 

6. 

But such a tide as moving seems asleep,

      Too full for sound and foam,

When that which drew from out the boundless deep

      Turns again home.

 

7. 

Like shut-eyed half-submerged Nile bulls

The buildings tremble with breath.

 

8. 

Currants and gooseberries,

Bright-fire-like barberries,

Figs to fill your mouth,

Citrons from the South,

 

9. 

My heart forgets,

While pityless the tempest wild

Sore on you beats.

 

10.

Each year I hoped they'd keep, knew they would not. 

 

11. 

And one day

Side by side

In big wicker baskets

Walking through the market

 To realize their dream

 

12. 

He drowsed and was aware of silence heaped

Round him, unshaken as the steadfast walls;

Aqueous like floating rays of amber light, 

Soaring and quivering in the wings of sleep.

 

13. 

She came from a long, long way,
but I saw her at last, walking,
my daughter, my girl, across the fields,

 

14. 

But all the clocks in the city
Began to whirr and chime:
“O let not Time deceive you,
You cannot conquer Time.

 

15.

And the silken, sad, uncertain rustling of each purple curtain

Thrilled me – filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before;


All poems taken from:

www.poetryfoundation.org

http://allpoetry.com

www.sheerpoetry.co.uk

The Poems 

Demeter

The Death Bed

The Raven

Sonnet 116

Goblin Market

Crossing the Bar

Woman Work

As I Walked out one Evening

Birches

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

Heatwave

Ode to the Artichoke

Porphyria's Lover

A Winter Night

Blackberry-Picking

 

 

 

The Poets

William Shakespeare

Robbie Burns

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Edgar Allan Poe

Alfred Lord Tennyson

Robert Browning

Christina Rossetti

Robert Frost

Siegfried Sassoon

Pablo Neruda

W.H. Auden

Maya Angelou

Ted Hughes

Seamus Heaney

Carol Ann Duffy

 

Posted on October 2, 2014 .