Poetry Quiz

Valentine’s Day Quiz – Round 6 – Poetry

Poetry Quiz. Can you identify the following lines of poetry and tell us what comes next?

1. “How do I love thee?…” (Next 5 words please)

Let me count the ways (Elizabeth Barrett Browning – How do I Love Thee?)

2. “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?…” (Next 7 words please)

Thou art more lovely and more temperate (William Shakespeare – Sonnet 18)

3. “He was my North, my South, my East and West…” (Next 7 words please)

My working week and my Sunday rest (WH Auden – Stop All The Clocks)

4. “My love is like a red, red rose…” (Next 5 words please)

That’s newly sprung in June (Robert Burns – A Red, Red Rose)

5. “She walks in beauty, like the night…” (Next 6 words please)

Of cloudless climes and starry skies (Alfred Lord Tennyson – She Walks in Beauty Like the Night)

6. “Where true love burns Desire is…” (Next 3 words please)

Love’s pure flame (Samuel Taylor Coleridge – Desire)

7. “A thing of beauty is a joy forever…” (Next 3 words please)

Its loveliness increases (John Keats – A Thing of Beauty is a Joy Forever)

8. “‘Tis better to have loved and lost…” (Next 7 words please)

Than never to have loved at all (Alfred Lord Tennyson – In Memoriam)

9. ” I am not yours, not lost in you, Not lost…” (Next 5 words please)

Although I long to be (Sara Teasdale – I Am Not Yours)

10. “Tread softly because you tread on …” (Next two words please)

My dreams (WB Yeats – The Cloths of Heaven)


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