Can You Match the Famous Line of Poetry to Its Author?

By Zoe Samuel on July 03, 2018

About This Quiz

"Some say the world will end in fire. Some say in ice." If you're a "Game of Thrones" fan, you might think we're talking about the George R. R. Martin book series, but we're not! This "Fire and Ice" poem is by one of the most talked about authors in literary history. Can you match the famous line of poetry to its author?

Poetry has been around for centuries upon centuries. Many of you have probably had a section of your English classes dedicated to it. There are many types of poetry, like limericks, sonnets, and Haiku. You might have heard their devices like alliteration and assonance. Words like metaphor and simile should sound familiar. For thousands of years, authors and poets have been using these to create some of the most well-known pieces of poetry. How many can you match to the author?

William Shakespeare, who might be considered the most well-known author, wrote 154 sonnets. While Sonnet 18's "Should I compare thee to a summer's day," is his most popular, the author had a series of other well-known lines. 

There are other poets who are often listed as some of the greats. These include Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, John Keats, Langston Hughes, Edgar Allen Poe, and Maya Angelou. While you might recognize all their names, can you match them to their poetry?

There's only one way to find out! Will you be able to rhyme your way to a perfect score? 

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