Held every year on 21 March, World Poetry Day celebrates one of humanity’s most treasured forms of cultural and linguistic expression and identity. Practiced throughout history – in every culture and on every continent – poetry speaks to our common humanity and our shared values, transforming the simplest of poems into a powerful catalyst for dialogue and peace.

UNESCO first adopted 21 March as World Poetry Day during its 30th General Conference in Paris in 1999, with the aim of supporting linguistic diversity through poetic expression and increasing the opportunity for endangered languages to be heard. World Poetry Day is the occasion to honour poets, revive oral traditions of poetry recitals, promote the reading, writing and teaching of poetry, foster the convergence between poetry and other arts such as theatre, dance, music and painting, and raise the visibility of poetry in the media. As poetry continues to bring people together across continents, all are invited to join in.( Source UNESCO Website)



#1. Which work of Milton's opens with a vision of Hell. so terrible yet so majestic in its horror?

#2. In which poem does Donne indulg in various geographical, celestial astronomical images as his mistress undresses and then later he cries??

#3. This poem of Alfred Tennyson is a fantasia on the then topical theme of female education. Identify it.


#4. Which poem of Shelleys' was unfinished?

#5. Who said " Literature always anticipates life. It does not copy it but moulds it to its purpose?

#6. " Men seldom make passes/ At woman who wear glasses." Who wrote this/.

#7. " Yet each man kills the thing he loves" are famous lines of which writer?


#8. Whose lines are, " Oh, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet"?

#9. What was the name of Robert Browning's wife . She ranked as the greatest of English woman poets.

#10. Name the first book of Rajasthani modern poetry?

#11. Who was the writer of Gora?

#12. Kadambari, Harsha Charita are written by..

#13. Who is popular as the Nightingale of India?

#14. What is the longest poem in Old English?

#15. How many lines are there in a sonnet?


#16. In which type of poetry does the first letters of each line spell a full word?

#17. Which of the following authors did not include capital letters in his poems?

#18. What is epic poetry?

#19. In this famous poet, a sailor suffers bad luck because he kills an albatross. What is it?

#20. In English poetry, which is the most common metre?

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