Poetry comes in many forms – the ode, the villanelle or the haiku for example – but perhaps the type most famous is the sonnet. This form was a favourite of the Bard of Avon himself, William Shakespeare, who wrote more than 150 of them! Sonnets lend themselves beautifully to love poetry and have given us such enchanting lines as:
“Those lips that Love's own hand did make” or
"Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate."
Do you know which poet was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1995? If so then you are likely to have very few problems answering the other questions in this second of four quizzes on poetry. Test yourself and see if you can get them all right!
The poem begins:
"Come, friendly bombs, and fall on Slough,
It isn't fit for humans now"