Words to the Wise

Those well-versed
Know 21 March
Is World Poetry Day…
But Good People, Pray 
What do you know of ballad & rhyme?
Study hard and take your time
For $50 awaits 
Six talented mates
We’ll give it to you
If your answers are true… 

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    1. Which poet wrote the famous line “I wandered lonely as a cloud”?

    2. Complete this iconic line from one of Shakespeare’s popular plays– “To be or not to be, that is the ________”

    3. John Donne is often associated with one of the following terms, due to his complex and intellectual style of writing:

    4. “The Second Coming“ is a poem by W.B. Yeats, written in the aftermath of which significant global event?

    5. Although his exact birthdate remains uncertain, in which year was William Shakespeare believed to have been born?

    6. Which poetic device is used for the words that imitate sounds associated with the objects or actions they refer to?

    7. Which ancient Greek poet is often credited with composing the first known epic poems, “The Iliad” and “The Odyssey”?

    8. What is the title of the longest poem ever written in the English language?

    9. Which poetic form consists of five lines, with a syllable pattern of 5-7-5-7-7?

    10. What is the term for a poem that mourns the loss of someone or something?

    11. Which poet served as the Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom from 1850 until he died in 1892?

    12. What is the title of Sylvia Plath's only published poetry collection during her lifetime?

    13. Who composed the famous poem “The Road Not Taken”?

    14. What is the term for the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words in close proximity?

    15. How many lines are a Shakespearean sonnet composed of?

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    1. The theme for World Poetry Day 2024 is “Standing on the Shoulders of Giants.” This theme is about how famous poets from the past have helped make poetry important in different cultures. They’ve paved the way for others to follow and have made poetry more important.

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