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Ten Groups of Nine
Can you identify all nine members of the following groups?
Mother Hubbard's Talented Dog
You probably know the first verse to this nursery rhyme. But do you know the others? Pick the phrase that completes each verse.
'The Pulley' by George Herbert
Name the words to the poem 'The Pulley' by George Herbert.
'A Noiseless Patient Spider' by Walt Whitman
Happy birthday, Mr. Whitman!
Literary Jumbles II
Can you name things from all realms of Literature when given these jumbles?
Quick Pick: I Know an Old Lady
Pick the animals the Old Lady swallowed without picking one she did not.
Female Poets Picture Click
Can you correctly identify the female poets?
Male Poets Picture Click
Can you correctly identify the male poets?
Types of Poems
If a poem could sneeze, we like to think it would make the sound 'Haiku!!!'
Quick Pick: Love Poets
Can you find the surnames of these 'love poets'?
All That Is Gold Does Not Glitter
You really should know this poem if you want Frodo to trust you.
'Epic' Fails
Pick the story that contains events most similar to those in each description.
Dickens in Dickinson
Some poetic words in Emily Dickinson poems have been replaced by Dickens' title words; can you match them**?
Alcoholics Anonymous 12 Steps
Can you identify the real 12 Steps from AA?
Dante's Inferno - Gates of Hell Warning Inscription
Name the final warning given to Dante from the inscription at the gates of hell in Dante's Inferno.
Little Boy Blue and Shakespeare
Name the words to Little Boy Blue and Shakespeare dialogue based on it? (Lyrics).
Shel Silverstein or Edgar Allan Poe?
The Giving Tree is actually pretty macabre, after all.
Two-Word Poetic Phrases
Can you match together these distinctive two-word phrases from various poems?
'This Be The Verse'
Name the words to Philip Larkin's 'This Be The Verse'.
In Plain English: Titus Andronicus
Pick the 'plain English' version of each of these quotes from Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus.
Literary Jumbles
Read fine prank nested. (Speak friend and enter.)
In Plain English: The Merchant of Venice
Pick the 'plain English' version of each of these quotes from Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice.
In Plain English: Shakespeare II
If we read Shakespeare like this in high school, then maybe we'd actually understand his jokes.
Poems for Every Season
Pick the author of each poem whose quoted lines evoke one of the four seasons.
Scientists by Haiku
Laws of motion, and DNA, Double Helix, Scientists, Oh My!
Poems by Opening Verse (Clickable)
Pick the author and title of each poem from their opening verses.
If Poets Sold Out
Pick the poet who might have used his/her poetic line to sell a company's product.
In Plain English: Love's Labour's Lost
Pick the 'plain English' version of each of these quotes from Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost.
Click a Poem: The Red Wheelbarrow
William Carlos Williams only needed 16 words to write this poem. What can you do with only 16 words?
In Plain English: Twelfth Night
If Shakespeare made us breakfast, we'd ask for a Hamlet.
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