Poem Quizzes & Trivia

Poems are designed to convey experiences, ideas, or emotions in a vivid and imaginative way, characterized by the use of language chosen for its sound and suggestive power and by the use of literary techniques such as meter, metaphor, and rhyme. Do you remember this from the school classes? Then let’s see if you can answer a couple of questions we’ve prepared for you: what are the most common metrical feet in English?

Which are the ways of creating repetitive patterns of sound? Can you name the most natural form of rhythm in the English language? If these seemed easy to you, then you should check out our new quizzes and see how well you can score. Roses are red, violets are blue, impress us with an answer, would you?
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    What is the theme to "Ode to a Nightingale?"

Comprehension quiz on Bradstreet's poem

Questions: 12  |  Attempts: 3931   |  Last updated: Feb 15, 2013
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    In her poem, Bradstreet mostly criticizes herself for-

These questions are for revision purposes for ESL learners

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    The poet was also bullied when at school.

This quiz is meant for ESL learners.

Questions: 17  |  Attempts: 210   |  Last updated: Oct 30, 2012
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    The poet starts each stanza with, "My country is ..." Identify the literary device which is used in these lines.

The Wanderer And Dream Of The Rood are two poems that are an idea to teach someone on poems and different structures in use. The quiz below is designed to not only test your understanding of the structure and vocabulary in the...

Questions: 10  |  Attempts: 449   |  Last updated: Aug 12, 2019
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    This Old English word means 'fate' at the opening of the Wanderer.

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How to write a good poem in easy steps?
- The first thing you should think of if you really want to write a good poem is to think of your starting point. This can be anything; it can be a phrase, a short sentence, and even a picture that fits perfectly with the theme of the poem. -The nex
How to write a sonnet?
There are a lot of people who would like to create sonnets but they are not sure how they are going to do it. These are just some of the things that you can do to make sure that everything will be possible: • You can use the Shakespearean rhym
What does she mean when Bradstreet writes, "Thou hast an house on high erect."?
Anne Bradstreet is known as being one of the first people to come to America. She was a Puritan which was a strict group of people who came to America for religious freedom. They settled in the New England area. One Puritan who became famous for her
Where does the poet talk about school in the poem?
William Blake wrote the poem "The Schoolboy." In this work, he compared being at school on a beautiful summer day the same as being trapped in a cage. In the second paragraph of the poem, Blake starts to talk about school and how it drives
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