Identification Of British Poetry After 1925

This is an MCQ-based quiz for GRE on the Identification Of British Poetry After 1925.

This includes poems like The Good Soldier, Parade’s End, Stop All the Clocks, Digging, The Second Coming, and The Lake Isle of Innisfree.

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This post-war English poet and librarian was known for his obscenity and frank examination of modern life in poems such as “This Be the Verse,” “The Life with a Hole in It” and “Aubade.”

Wallace Stevens Philip Larkin Conrad Aiken John Ashbery Ted Hughes

Britain’s current (2015) Poet Laureate has published volumes including Standing Female Nude, Fleshweathercock and Other Poems, and The World’s Wife, the latter of which refigures classically male-centric myths and fairy tales to focus on the female characters. Who is she?

Marianne Moore Anne Waldman Carol Ann Duffy Rita Dove Mary Oliver

Which post-war British poet also published detective novels under the name Nicholas Blake and was an ardent supporter of communism in his youth?

W. H. Auden Cecil Day-Lewis T. S. Eliot Conrad Aiken Hart Crane

This modernist poet, famously married to Sylvia Plath, published poetry collections including The Hawk in the Rain, Lupercal, and Birthday Letters.

T. S. Eliot Ted Hughes John Ashbery Wallace Stevens W. H. Auden

Which Nobel Prize-winning Irish poet wrote such works as “The Second Coming” and “The Lake Isle of Innisfree” and helped found the Abbey Theatre?

W. B. Yeats Ted Hughes Lady Gregory Augusta Seamus Heaney Robert Burns

This British poet began one of his best-known works, a highly allusive poem about the small inner torments of a modern man, with the lines “Let us go then, you and I.”

Ted Hughes W. B. Yeats T. S. Eliot Ezra Pound e. e. cummings

This poet, who wrote vividly about his experiences at the Battles of the Somme and Ypres in poems concerning World War I, also wrote The Good Soldier and Parade’s End. Who is he?

Hart Crane Siegfried Sassoon Ford Madox Ford Ernest Hemingway William Carlos Williams

This English-born poet and visual artist spent much of her life in Paris, where she wrote work distinguished by its feminist and Futurist influences and its avant-garde vocabulary and syntax. Some distinctive works include Songs to Joannes, Feminist Manifesto and “Aphorisms on Futurism.” Who is she?

Gertrude Stein Virginia Woolf Djuna Barnes Marie Laurencin Mina Loy

This English-American poet’s most famous poems include “Stop All the Clocks” (alternately titled “Funeral Blues”) and “Musée des Beaux Arts,” in which he uses Pieter Bruegel’s painting Landscape with the Fall of Icarus to examine human suffering and mundane daily life. Who is he?

W. H. Auden T. S. Eliot Ted Hughes Wallace Stevens e. e. cummings

This Irish Nobel Prize-winning poet is famous for works such as “Digging” and his or her modern translation of Beowulf.

Ted Hughes Seamus Heaney W. B. Yeats Lady Gregory Augusta Robert Burns
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Title: Identification Of British Poetry After 1925
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