Literature

25 Poetry Trivia Questions for Your Inner Lyricist

So much depends… on your poetry knowledge!

Poetry

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June 20, 2022

Poetry gives voice to the movements of the soul and charms us with the beauty of language. Poets are a special breed, and if you’re an aspiring lyrical writer, you’ve probably read your fair share of poetry. Use that knowledge to impress your friends and prove that you know why that wheelbarrow was red!

You may be a die-hard fan of Beatniks like Allen Ginsburg, an enthusiast of modern poets like Amanda Gorman, or a lover of the reliable Walt Whitman. Whatever your tastes, take a trip into the world of poetry to figure out how much you do (or don’t!) know. These poetry trivia questions and answers are sure to test your poetic prowess!

Once you’re done with this poetry quiz, try expanding your trivia knowledge in the wide world of literature. Check out our quizzes on books, Shakespeare, and Famous Authors to broaden your horizons!

1. What flowers grow in Flanders Fields, according to the John McCrae poem?

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🥂 Here's to you!

2. Which animal is described as 'sleekit, cowrin' and timorous' by Robert Burns?

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💯 Perfect!

3. Samuel Taylor Coleridge's epic 'Rime of the Ancient Mariner' is divided into how many parts?

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👏 Way to go!

4. Poet Pablo Neruda was from which country?

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🎉 Hooray!

5. Charles Baudelaire is one of the most famous poets from which country?

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6. What two letter word is the title of one of Rudyard Kipling's most famous poems?

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1. Which English poet wrote 'Ozymandias'?

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2. Dante's epic poem 'The Divine Comedy' was written in which century?

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3. Which American wrote the inspirational poem called 'Still I Rise'?

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4. What is the name for a group of lines within a poem?

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5. Who wrote the poem which starts 'Tyger, tyger burning bright'?

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6. American poet Edgar Allen Poe wrote a famous poem about which type of bird?

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1. William Wordsworth wrote a poem about wandering lonely as a what?

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2. Which successful musical is based on the poems of TS Eliot?

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3. Wilfred Owen's poetry is mostly associated with which conflict?

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4. The Bell Jar' was the only novel by which famous poet?

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🎯 Bullseye!

5. Haiku is a form of poetry from which country?

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6. Poet Robert Burns is most associated with which country?

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🤘 Rock on!

1. What is the first name of French poet Baudelaire?

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2. What age was Percy Bysshe Shelley when he died in 1822?

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3. Epic poem 'Beowulf' is set in which part of the world?

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4. A type of five line humorous poem is named after which Irish city?

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5. The darling buds of which month are mentioned by Shakespeare in sonnet 18?

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6. Poet Pablo Neruda is from which country?

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👍 Nice work!

1. Jabberwocky' is a nonsense poem by which famous writer?

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2.

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3.

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4.

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6.

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🎯 Bullseye!

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