So You Think You Know the Romantic Poets? Test Yourself.

Can you tell the major Romantic poets apart based on their writing? Just for fun, see if you can match the lines of poetry with the poet who wrote them on the basis of style. Click on the link below for the answers and be sure to let me now how you did in the comments.

The Romantics


The day becomes more solemn and serene
  When  noon is past—there is a harmony
  In autumn, and a luster in its sky,
Which through the summer is not heard or seen


For lo! the New-moon winter-bright!
And overspread with phantom light,
 (With swimming phantom light o’erspread
But rimmed and circled by a silver thread)


For I must tread on shadowy ground, must sink
Deep—and, aloft ascending, breathe in worlds
to which the heaven of heavens is but a veil.


When, as if its sounds were causing
The charméd ocean’s pausing,
The waves lie still and gleaming,
And lulled winds seem dreaming:


So haunt thy days and chill thy dreaming nights
That thou wouldst wish thine own heart dry of blood
So in my veins red life might stream again
And thou be conscience-calmed—see here it is—


Romantic Poets Quiz Answers


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3 Responses to So You Think You Know the Romantic Poets? Test Yourself.

  1. Janet Ladrach says:

    Good idea. I know nothing about these poets. Had to cheat and just look. 🙄

  2. Janet Ladrach says:

    I guess I need a class at Oxford?!

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