Simple Poetry Quiz


_____ The two most basic questions that anyone can ask about a poem are:

  1. What is a verse's cadence?

  2. Is the poem metrical or not?

_____That being the case, coupled with the fact that we'll be dealing with three of the most recognized poems in English literature, this is the simplest poetry test possible. Feel free to click on the poem title to review the piece before answering each question.


1. William Blake's 1794 poem, "Tyger, Tyger", is:

Trochaic.

Iambic.

Other or unknown.


2. T.S. Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" is:

Free Verse.

Metrical.

Other or unknown.



3. W. C. Williams's 1923 poem, "The Red Wheelbarrow", is:

Free Verse.

Metrical.

Other or unknown.

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