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Famous Lines of Poetry #2

Fill the blanks in these lines from famous poems.
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Last updated: December 2, 2019
First submittedMay 28, 2013
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Poem
Poet
Line
In Memoriam A.H.H.
Alfred, Lord Tennyson
'Tis better to have loved and lost /
Than never to have loved at all
Romeo and Juliet
William Shakespeare
A rose by any other name would smell as sweet
The Road Not Taken
Robert Frost
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood
An Essay on Man
Alexander Pope
Hope springs eternal in the human breast
The Second Coming
William Butler Yeats
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold
The Hollow Men
T.S. Eliot
This is the way the world ends / Not with a bang but a whimper
Endymion
John Keats
A thing of beauty is a joy forever
Kubla Khan
Samuel Coleridge
In Xanadu did Kubla Khan / A stately pleasure-dome decree
Because I could not
stop for Death
Emily Dickinson
Because I could not stop for death /
He kindly stopped for me
Aedh Wishes for the
Cloths of Heaven
William Butler Yeats
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams
Ulysses
Alfred, Lord Tennyson
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield
Trees
Joyce Kilmer
I think that I shall never see / A poem lovely as a tree
Warning
Jenny Joseph
When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
This Is Just to Say
William Carlos Williams
I have eaten / the plums / that were in / the icebox
Reflections on
Ice-Breaking
Ogden Nash
Candy is dandy / But liquor is quicker
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level 80
Jul 22, 2013
Did anyone else try "Popscicles" for the William Carlos Williams one? ;)
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level 32
Jul 22, 2013
No, don't be so immature...okay maybe...just once...or twice!
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level 55
Oct 10, 2019
I tried leftovers.
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level 48
Jul 22, 2013
Thank you Willy Wonka for helping with the Ogden Nash quote!
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level 66
Jul 22, 2013
Some of the best (English) poetry ever written is on this quiz
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level 73
Jul 24, 2013
Quizmaster included the dumbest poem i've ever heard. "This is Just to Say" looks and sounds like it was written by an 8 year old. And of course because i ridicule it so much, i was one of the few who got it. Never thought it would come in handy.
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level 64
Feb 9, 2016
I love that poem. It has such an innocence and normality about it - it reminds you that there is rhythm and beauty in even the smallest things.
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level 72
May 18, 2016
Williams Carlos Williams writes simple poems, yes, but he is very well regarded.
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level 72
Mar 27, 2019
I think it's a beautiful poem, and,honestly, if what angers you is that it could have been written by a child I think you missed the point of the poem.
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level 83
May 25, 2014
Jenny Joseph's line made me think of the Terry Pratchett book "I Shall Wear Midnight". Now I know where he adapted that from :) (most likely)
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level 77
Feb 9, 2016
Joseph's poem was the inspiration for the formation of the Red Hat Society. “When I am an old woman, I shall wear purple, with a red hat which doesn't go and doesn't suit me." On behalf of all the women on this site who are growing older on our own terms, thank you for including it.
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level 73
Oct 24, 2014
I only ever heard "I think that I shall never see / A billboard lovely as a tree"
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level 77
Jan 27, 2015
That was Ogden Nash's parody of the original Kilmer poem.
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level 78
Nov 9, 2015
Thanks Rush for the Xanadu one ^^.
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level 85
Feb 11, 2016
I can't remember who pointed out to me that Dickinson's 'Could not Stop for Death' is in Iambic Tetrameter, or Long meter doubled, and so can be sung to the tune of Gilligan's Island, but now I can't read it to any other cadence. And now I pass the curse on to you all :).
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level 62
May 11, 2018
I believe that is true of most, if not all, of Dickinson's poetry.
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level 47
Feb 12, 2016
I had some great answers for "Warning", but all of them are NSFW.
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level 66
Feb 21, 2016
Wow - I only got 11 right and I still beat 91.9% of test takers.
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level 70
May 27, 2018
Got everything down to Tennyson, then only Nash.
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level 71
Sep 3, 2019
Cyrus: Things fall apart/nothing breaks like a heart.
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level 41
Dec 15, 2019
For the ones that I didn't know off the top of my head, I just reached up to my handy-dandy, giant, stuffed, bookshelf, and then I read the poems. I love my books.
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