A London Thoroughfare, 2AM

By Amy Lowell

They have watered the street,

It shines in the glare of lamps,

Cold, white lamps,

And lies

Like a slow-moving river,

Barred with silver and black.

Cabs go down it,

One,

And then another.

Between them I hear the shuffling of feet.

Tramps doze on the window-ledges,

Night-walkers pass along the sidewalks.

The city is squalid and sinister,

With the silver-barred street in the midst,

Slow-moving,

A river leading nowhere.

Opposite my window,

The moon cuts,

Clear and round,

Through the plum-coloured night.

She cannot light the city;

It is too bright.

It has white lamps,

And glitters coldly.

I stand in the window and watch the moon.

She is thin and lustreless,

But I love her.

I know the moon,

And this is an alien city.

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Famous Poems: 20 Multiple-Choice Questions

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"O Captain! My Captain! 

our fearful trip is done, 

The ship has weathered every rack, 

the prize we sought is won."

 

 - Who is the author of this poem?

2 / 20

"The End and the Beginning" is a famous poem by Wislawa Szymborska. What is the next line of this poem after "After every war / someone has to clean up"?

3 / 20

This coyness, lady, were no crime. 

We would sit down, 

and think which way To walk, 

and pass our long love's day."

 

- What is the title of this poem?

4 / 20

"Because I could not stop for Death - He kindly stopped for me -"

- What is the next line of this poem?

5 / 20

"I have measured out my life with coffee spoons." 

 

- What is the title of this poem?

6 / 20

"I crave your mouth, your voice, your hair" is the opening line of a poem by Pablo Neruda. What is the next line of this poem?

7 / 20

"I, too, sing America. I am the darker brother."

- What is the next line of this poem by Langston Hughes?

8 / 20

"Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day;" - What is the next line of this poem by Dylan Thomas?

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"Sonnet 29" is a famous sonnet by William Shakespeare. What is the next line of this poem after "When, in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes,"?

10 / 20

"The woods are lovely, dark and deep, 

But I have promises to keep, 

And miles to go before I sleep, 

And miles to go before I sleep." 

 

- Who is the author of this poem?

11 / 20

"roll the dice" is the opening line of a poem by Charles Bukowski.

What is the next line of this poem?

12 / 20

"How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach."

 

- Who is the author of this poem?

13 / 20

"Two roads diverged in a wood, 

and I - I took the one less travelled by, 

And that has made all the difference." 

 

- Who is the author of this poem?

14 / 20

"Do not go gentle into that good night,

 Old age should burn and rave at close of day; 

Rage, rage against the dying of the light."

 

- Who is the author of this poem?

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"Paradise Lost" is a famous epic poem by John Milton. What is the next line of this poem after "Of Man's first disobedience, and the fruit"?

16 / 20

"Tyger Tyger, burning bright,

In the forests of the night;

 What immortal hand or eye, 

Could frame thy fearful symmetry?"

 

 - Who is the author of this poem?

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"The Moon" is a famous poem by Sappho. What is the next line of this poem after "But when you fail to meet me"?

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"The Second Coming" is a famous poem by William Butler Yeats. What is the next line of this poem after "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold"?

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"I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear, Those of mechanics, each one singing his as it should be blithe and strong."

- Who is the author of this poem?

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"I have measured out my life with coffee spoons;" - What is the next line of this poem by T.S. Eliot?

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Forms Of Poetry: 20 Multiple-Choice Questions

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What is the name of the poetic form consisting of a series of unrhymed tercets followed by a quatrain, with the same end words used throughout the poem in a specific pattern?

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Which of the following poetic forms is characterized by alternating lines of iambic tetrameter and iambic trimeter, with a rhyme scheme of A-B-A-B?

3 / 20

What is the name of the poetic form that originated in ancient Arabic poetry, consisting of rhyming couplets and a refrain, typically used to express love or melancholy?

4 / 20

What is the name of the poetic form in which each line contains the same number of syllables?

5 / 20

What is the name of the poetic form in which the last word of each line is repeated throughout the poem?

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Which of the following poetic forms consists of a series of six-line stanzas, with a specific rhyme scheme and the repetition of certain end words throughout the poem?

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What is the name of the poetic form in which the first letter of each line spells out a word or phrase?

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What is the name of the poetic form consisting of two lines, with the first line asking a question and the second line providing an answer?

9 / 20

Which of the following poetic forms is characterized by a poem with three stanzas of three lines each, followed by a single four-line stanza, with a specific rhyme scheme and syllable count?

10 / 20

Which of the following poetic forms is characterized by a poem that describes or meditates on the natural world, often using vivid imagery and sensory language?

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What is the name of the poetic form that uses the repetition of a single word or phrase at the end of each line, and can be as short as three lines or as long as multiple stanzas?

12 / 20

What is the name for a poetic form consisting of 14 lines with a specific rhyme scheme and meter?

13 / 20

What is the name of the poetic form in which a speaker addresses someone or something that is absent or not able to respond?

14 / 20

Which of the following poetic forms is characterized by a repeated refrain, alternating with a series of quatrains, with a final quatrain as a coda?

15 / 20

Which of the following poetic forms originated in Italy?

16 / 20

What is the name of the poetic form in which the poem's shape on the page reflects its subject matter?

17 / 20

Which of the following poetic forms is characterized by three-line stanzas, with the second line repeating as the last line of the previous stanza?

18 / 20

Which of the following is NOT a form of Japanese poetry?

19 / 20

Which of the following poetic forms is characterized by a five-line stanza with a syllable count of 2-4-6-8-2, and typically contains a humorous or witty twist at the end?

20 / 20

Which of the following poetic forms originated in ancient Greece and typically consists of a long narrative poem about heroic deeds?

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