Monday, February 23, 2009

Another Poem Quiz

Here goes: What poem am I teaching today?

9 comments:

  1. My Last Duchess!

    I love this game.

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  2. Darn, Serena beat me to it. I like the utterly noncommittal expression on the Count's agent's face.

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  3. As one who is preparing to take his candidacy exams I am pleased to get it right, but I also had an immediate pang of fear: "It's my last duchess... or, wait: what if it is really a Wyatt poem I haven't read? Or Sidney? Or Shakespeare? Or Jonson? Or Donne? There's still so much I have never read!"

    I am pleased to see that my first instinct was correct and that my panic, in this case, was unfounded.

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  4. I thought the same thing as JW--"Oh, I know that one...wait, maybe I don't! Oh no!" Ah, paranoia of being under-read.

    BTW< I like your blog a lot. [I surfed in randomly from someone's blogroll, in case you were wondering...]

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  5. These quizzes do wonders for my ego. It was a wonderful feeling to see your drawing and think, "So... a king, a woman looking through red curtains, and... another dude." It gets even better when I read the answer and realize I've never heard of the thing, let alone have any context for it.

    Ah, the vast amounts of literature I've yet to read...

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  6. Was relieved to "get" this right away since this is the first time I've played! Fun! (And nice crown there...)

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  7. I knew that one, too! And I love that poem.

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  8. Ding, ding, Serena wins an internet kudu! Congrats!

    Fretful, Thank you. It's rare that someone recognizes the true effort and artistry that goes into my stick figures. :)

    JW, Ahhh, you haven't seen anything until you've seen my rendition of Wyatt's "Whoso List to Hunt"! You'll know it when you see it!

    Steph, Thanks :)

    J. Harker, I'm pretty sure Browning didn't write in the 3rd century BCE, so you don't have to fret. Besides the Iliad, I never know the works you talk about on your blog. ps. Are you implying my crown looks too monarchal rather than ducal? Dang, I never could remember who gets which pointy parts. :(

    Ink, Thank you :) I was very proud of the crown for a whole 30 seconds!

    Susan, Yes, that's about as great a teaching poem as there can be!

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  9. Now you've got me looking forward to your "Whoso list." We nondramatic types don't get a lot of artistic renderings. (But have you seen THIS?:)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAoXPdk_888&feature=related

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