Famous Lines of Poetry #1

Fill the blanks in these lines from famous poems.
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Last updated: August 28, 2018
First submittedMay 13, 2010
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The Rime of the
Ancient Mariner
Samuel Coleridge
Water, water, everywhere / Nor any drop to drink
Sonnet 18
William Shakespeare
Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
The Tyger
William Blake
Tyger Tyger, burning bright
She Walks in Beauty
Lord Byron
She walks in beauty, like the night
Dylan Thomas
Do not go gentle into that good night
Sonnet 43
Elizabeth Browning
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways
The Raven
Edgar Allan Poe
Once upon a midnight dreary,
while I pondered, weak and weary
Stopping by Woods on
a Snowy Evening
Robert Frost
But I have promises to keep / And miles to go before I sleep
As You Like It
William Shakespeare
All the world's a stage / And all the men
and women merely players
The Midnight Ride of
Paul Revere
Henry Longfellow
One if by land, and two if by sea
Song of Myself
Walt Whitman
I sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world.
Percy Shelley
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!
Allen Ginsberg
I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness
The Charge of the
Light Brigade
Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Theirs not to reason why / Theirs but to do and die
Roses are red / violets are blue
Level 40
Jun 4, 2013
Dang, I only missed one. I am a poet... if I did but know it. ;)
Level 78
Aug 17, 2015
We can tell by your feet - they're longfellows. (Nothing personal, just my dad's reply when anyone quoted that line.)
Level 65
Jun 11, 2013
I think we need a part 21
Level 71
Apr 29, 2014
I was convinced it was "do not go GENTLY" :-/. When it didn't worked I moved on to quietly, softly, etc. Gentle. Argh,
Level 53
Aug 17, 2015
I couldn't even think of gently or gentle. I kept thinking it was soft or softly. *sigh*
Level 73
May 11, 2018
I wonder how many people guessed "quietly" because of Independence Day. "We will not go quietly into the night. We will not vanish without a fight."
Level 81
May 11, 2018
Stupid Dylan Thomas didn't know his adjectives from his adverbs.
Level 70
Feb 4, 2021
I hope this is irony.
Level 80
May 15, 2018
Yup. Tried "gently" a hundred times, uncomprehending.
Level 46
Oct 17, 2018
yep me too
Level 37
Aug 24, 2019
Travelfan: So did I. "Gently" is, in any case, grammatically correct. But I guess poetic license wins out.
Level 48
Jun 19, 2014
Huh, I thought Shelley's "Ozymandias" was more well-known. It's one of my favorites.
Level 56
Jun 24, 2020
Somewhat ironic to have even the poem become forgotten itself
Level 53
Aug 14, 2015
Evidently, only 50% of people have seen The Mentalist.
Level 69
Aug 14, 2015
Roses are red,

That much is true.

But violets are violet,

Not @$#%ing blue!!

Level 59
May 11, 2018
Violets are blue though. The word 'violet' referring to a colour originally referred to a dark shade of blue, which is what featured in Isaac Newton's original list of colours in the rainbow
Level 50
Aug 14, 2015
Charge of the Light Brigade is my favorite poem. I first heard of it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a06DOmPsBkw
Level 54
May 11, 2018
Man, I feel old.
Level 44
Aug 15, 2015
The Robert Frost sounded familiar and then I realized it was written on a wall in my high school I passed every day for four years..
Level 81
Sep 24, 2016
That line was also used as the trigger-phrase for latent assassins in the Charles Bronson/Lee Remick/Donald Pleasance movie "Telefon".
Level 81
Sep 24, 2016
Think I'll go sound my yawp.
Level 76
Nov 5, 2016
Nice selection.
Level 66
Mar 15, 2017
I wandered lonely as a cloud... my favourite poem. ... a host of golden daffodils, beside the lake, beneath the trees, fluttering and dancing in the breeze...
Level 58
Oct 16, 2017
Always thought it was do OR die.
Level 69
Dec 6, 2020
yeah, me too. I only know it from the movie Clue. 'I was merely quoting from Tennyson'. I guess it's one of those common misquotations.
Level 45
Jan 2, 2018
Really just 11% for the Ginsberg quote? I can't count the number of times I've heard that.
Level 57
Oct 10, 2019
They might be giants song!
Level 56
May 11, 2018
I sounded my barbaric yawp after missing that question.
Level 68
Jun 3, 2019
I sounded my barbaric yarp first. Guess Hot Fuzz ruined me
Level 50
May 13, 2018
Yes, thank you They Might be Giants for Ginsberg. "I should be allowed to glue my poster. I should be allowed to think."
Level 78
Nov 29, 2018
Any chance for more of these, QM?
Level 67
Feb 11, 2020
I got 2 and am very proud of myself.