Literature Quiz / Top Poets in English

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Can you name the top English language poets from their most anthologized work?

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Notable PoemPoetLifespan
General Prologue to The Canterbury Talesc.1340-1400
To Mistress Margaret Hussey1460?-1529
They Flee from Me That Sometime Did Me Seek1503-1542
The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd1554?-1618
One Day I Wrote Her Name upon the Strandc.1552-1599
With How Sad Steps, O Moon, Thou Climb'st the Skies!1554-1586
His Golden Locks Time Hath to Silver Turned (A Farewell to Arms)c.1558-c.1597
The Burning Babec.1561-1595
Care-Charmer Sleep, Son of the Sable Night1562-1619
Since There's No Help, Come Let Us Kiss and Part1563-1631
The Passionate Shepherd to His Love1564-1593
That Time of Year Thou Mayst in Me Behold1564-1616
My Sweetest Lesbia1567-1620
Adieu, Farewell, Earth's Bliss1567-1601
Tichborne's Elegyc.1568-1586
On His Mistress, the Queen of Bohemia1568-1639
Death, Be Not Proud1572-1631
Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes1572-1637
Call for the Robin Redbreast and the Wrenc.1578-c.1632
On the Countess Dowager of Pembrokec.1590-1645
To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time1591-1674
Exequy on His Wife1592-1669
Love Bade Me Welcome1593-1633
Ask Me No More Where Jove Bestows1595-1639
The Lark Now Leaves His Watery Nest1606-1668
Go, Lovely Rose1606-1687
Why So Pale and Wan, Fond Lover?1609-1642
To My Dear and Loving Husbandc.1612-1672
To Lucasta, Going to the Wars1618-1658
To His Coy Mistress1621-1678
The Retreat1622-1695
To the Memory of Mr. Oldham1631-1700
A Description of the Morning1667-1745
Know Then Thyself1688-1744
A Short Song of Congratulation1709-1784
Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard1716-1771
Ode to Evening1721-1759
When Lovely Woman Stoops to Follyc.1730-1774
Light Shining out of Darkness1731-1800
The Indian Burying Ground1752-1832
The Tiger1757-1827
A Red, Red Rose1759-1796
The World Is Too Much With Us1770-1850
Proud Maisie1771-1832
Kubla Khan1772-1834
Notable PoemPoetLifespan
The Battle of Blenheim1774-1843
Rose Aylmer1775-1864
A Visit from St. Nicholas1779-1863
Jenny Kissed Me1784-1859
So We'll Go No More a-Roving1788-1824
The Burial of Sir John Moore after Corunna1791-1823
I Am1793-1864
To a Waterfowl1794-1878
To Autumn1795-1821
I Remember, I Remember1799-1845
Old Adam, the Carrion Crow1803-1849
Concord Hymn1803-1882
How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count the Ways1806-1861
My Lost Youth1807-1882
Barbara Frietchie1807-1892
The Deacon's Masterpiece; or, The Wonderful 'One-Hoss Shay'1809-1894
To Helen1809-1849
The Splendor Falls1809-1892
My Last Duchess1812-1889
The Owl and the Pussy-Cat1812-1888
Say Not the Struggle Nought Availeth1819-1861
The Battle Hymn of the Republic1819-1910
A Noiseless Patient Spider1819-1892
Dover Beach1822-1888
The Fairies1824-1889
Lucifer in Starlight1828-1909
The Blessed Damozel1828-1882
'Because I could not stop for Death'1830-1886
When I Am Dead1830-1894
The Yarn of the Nancy Bell1836-1911
When the Hounds of Spring Are on Winter's Traces1837-1909
The Darkling Thrush1840-1928
London Snow1844-1930
Pied Beauty1844-1889
Wynken, Blynken, and Nod1850-1895
The Man with the Hoe1852-1940
The Ballad of Reading Gaol1854-1900
Loveliest of Trees1859-1936
The Hound of Heaven1859-1907
The Second Coming1865-1939
The Purple Cow1866-1951
Notable PoemPoetLifespan
Non Sum Qualis Eram Bonae sub Regno Cynarae1867-1900
Anne Rutledge1868-1950
Mr. Flood's Party1869-1935
The Listeners1873-1956
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening1874-1963
The Owl1878-1917
Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight1879-1931
Sunday Morning1879-1955
The Red Wheelbarrow1883-1963
The River Merchant's Wife: A Letter1885-1972
The Soldier1887-1915
Hurt Hawks1887-1962
Still Falls the Rain1887-1964
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock1888-1965
Bells for John Whiteside's Daughter1888-1974
If We Must Die1890-1948
Break of Day in the Trenches1890-1918
You, Andrew Marvell1892-1982
Anthem for Doomed Youth1893-1918
anyone lived in a pretty how town1894-1962
To Brooklyn Bridge1899-1932
Ode to the Confederate Dead1899-1979
The Negro Speaks of Rivers1902-1967
Not Waving But Drowning1902-1971
The Fury of Aerial Bombardment1904-2005
Musée des Beaux Arts1907-1973
Bagpipe Music1907-1963
My Papa's Waltz1908-1963
I Think Continually of Those Who Were Truly Great1909-1995
The Fish1911-1979
Those Winter Sundays1913-1980
The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner1914-1965
Naming of Parts1914-1986
Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night1914-1953
We Real Cool1917-2000
Skunk Hour1917-1977
Love Calls Us to the Things of This Worldb. 1921
Church Going1922-1985
A Supermarket in California1926-1997

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