The Famous Poems Quiz

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Which poet wrote this line? "I have eaten/the plums/that were in/the icebox."

This is from "This Is Just to Say" by William Carlos Williams.

Which poet wrote this line? "What happens to a dream deferred?/Does it dry up/Like a raisin in the sun?"

This is from "Dream Deferred" by Langston Hughes.

Which poet wrote this line? "'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves/Did gyre and gimble in the wabe."

This is from "Jabberwocky" by Lewis Carroll.

Which poet wrote this line? "Laugh, and the world laughs with you/Weep, and you weep alone."

This is from "Solitude" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox.

Which poet wrote this line? "I think that I shall never see/A poem lovely as a tree."

This is from "Trees" by Joyce Kilmer.

Which poet wrote this line? "Take this kiss upon the brow!/And, in parting from you now/Thus much let me vow."

This is from "A Dream Within A Dream" by Edgar Allan Poe.

Which poet wrote this line? "You may write me down in history/With your bitter, twisted lies,/You may trod me in the very dirt/But still like the dust I'll rise."

This is from "Still I Rise" by Maya Angelou.

Which poet wrote this line? "Half a league, half a league/Half a league onward,/All in the valley of Death/rode the six hundred."

This is from "The Charge of the Light Brigade" by Alfred, Lord Tennyson.

Which poet wrote this line? "Long walks at night —/that's what's good for the soul."

This is from "And the Moon and the Stars and the World" by Charles Bukowski.

Which poet wrote this line? "No man is an island,/Entire of itself;/Every man is a piece of the continent,/A part of the main."

This is from "No Man Is an Island" by John Donne.

Which poet wrote this line? "Do not go gentle into that good night/Old age should burn and rave at close of day."

This is from "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night" by Dylan Thomas.

Which poet wrote this line? "Whose woods these are I think I know/His house is in the village, though."

This is from "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" by Robert Frost.

Which poet wrote this line? "I wandered lonely as a cloud/That floats on high o'er vales and hills."

This is from "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" by William Wordsworth.

Which poet wrote this line? "Let us go then, you and I/When the evening is spread out against the sky."

This is from "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" by T.S. Eliot.

Which poet wrote this line? "Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,/And sorry I could not travel both/And be one traveler, long I stood/And looked down one as far as I could."

This is from "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost.

Which poet wrote this line? "There is a place where the sidewalk ends/And before the street begins/And there the grass grows soft and white/And there the sun glows crimson bright."

This is from "Where the Sidewalk Ends" by Shel Silverstein.

Which poet wrote this line? "Let us twain walk aside from the rest;/Now we are together privately, do you discard ceremony."

This is from "To You" by Walt Whitman.

Which poet wrote this line? "I went down to the river/I set down on the bank./I tried to think but couldn't,/so I jumped in and sank."

This is from "Life is fine" by Langston Hughes.

Which poet wrote this line? "Why should I blame her that she filled my days/With misery, or that she would of late/Have taught to ignorant men most violent ways."

This is from "No Second Troy" by William Butler Yeats.

Which poet wrote this line? "Oh whence do you come, my dear friend, to me,/With your golden hair all fallen below your knee."

This is from "The Poor Ghost" by Christina Rossetti.

Which poet wrote this line? "Stop all the clocks, turn off the telephone,/Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone."

This is from "Funeral Blues" by W.H. Auden.

Which poet wrote this line? "You do not do, you do not do/Any more, black shoe."

This is from "Daddy" by Sylvia Plath.

Which poet wrote this line? "Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary."

This is from "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe.

Which poet wrote this line? "The tree has entered my hands,/The sap has descended my arms."

This is from "A Girl" by Ezra Pound.

Which poet wrote this line? "I carry your heart with me(I carry it in/my heart)I am never without/it (anywhere I go you go, my dear."

This is from "I Carry Your Heart With Me" by E.E. Cummings.

Which poet wrote this line? "America I've given you all and now I'm nothing./America twodollars and twentyseven cents January 17, 1956."

This is from "America" by Allen Ginsberg.

Which poet wrote this line? "O CAPTAIN! My Captain! Our fearful trip is done."

This is from "O Captain! My Captain!" by Walt Whitman.

Which poet wrote this line? "I cannot live with you,/It would be life,/And life is over there/Behind the shelf."

This is from "I Cannot Live With You" by Emily Dickinson.

Which poet wrote this line? "O my Luve's like a red, red rose/That's newly sprung in June."

This is from "A Red, Red Rose" by Robert Burns.

Which poet wrote this line? "All the world's a stage/And all the men and women merely players."

This is from "All the World's a Stage" by William Shakespeare.

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