Poetry is part of our cultural consciousness. Whether it’s the rose that smells as sweet by any other name, or the two roads in the woods, there are some poems and phrases that we all seem to know.
But just how well do you know them? Do you know poetry well enough to identify a poem based solely on its most famous line? Or could you name the author of some of the most well known poems in the English language? We’re about to test your poetic knowledge with some iconic, but tricky poems.
These poems cover topics from death to love to nature to what it means to be human, and everything in between. Are you ready for a quiz that gets at the fundamental questions of life? Or maybe it’s just a memory game to see if you can recall who wrote what. Let’s jump in and see how you feel about these poems.