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Roses are red, violets are blue, how many of these questions do you know the answer to? (30 items)

By , Deseret News

April 28, 2014

April is national poetry month and national poetry writing month. In honor of that and to test your poetry skills, take our quiz to see how many poem authors, titles and styles, as well as questions about famous poets, you can identify correctly.

1 of 30. What is the first line of Shakespeare's Sonnet 18?

a. Let me not to the marriage of true minds

b. Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?

c. Those lips that Love's own hand did make

d. Love is too young to know what conscience is

2 of 30. B. Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?

The most referenced sonnet by William Shakespeare is Sonnet 18, which begins "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?"

3 of 30. Approximately how old is the oldest poem written in English?

a. 3,950-4,000 years old

b. 2,989-3,039 years old

c. 1,587-2,137 years old

d. 1,222-1,272 years old

4 of 30. B. 2,989-3,039 years old

The oldest poem written in English is "Beowulf." Written in one of the earliest dialects of English, the manuscript is about Beowulf, a hero from Scandinavia who saves the Danes from two monsters.

5 of 30. True or false: Ezra Pound received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948

1. Befuddled
WEST VALLEY CITY, UT,
April 29, 2014

Who dares to care, who wants to know, I read your list and to that I say, So!

2. Hutterite
American Fork, UT,
April 29, 2014

I am aware of the capabilities of a man from Nantucket.