Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Tuesday Trivia

Richard Lederer, in Literary Trivia, wonders why everyone seems to say "Ewww! Poetry!" when we all actually know and remember a lot of poems. (And, we really like some of them, too!)

Can you identify the poem and the poet for each of these bits of poetry?

The outlook wasn't brilliant for the Mudville nine that day;
The score stood four to two, with but one inning more to play.
Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,...
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to min'?
Should auld acquaintence be forgot
And days o' auld lang syne?
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways...
By the shores of Gitche Gumee,
By the shining Big-Sea-Water...
An' the Gobble-uns 'at gits you
................Ef you
..........................Don't
................................Watch
........................................Out!

No clues this week! But you have to tell me if you smiled at least once for any of these!

Here are the answers to last week's trivia questions:
(Also from Richard Lederer's Literary Trivia)

Which Committee of Authors wrote each title?

The Communist Manifesto
Karl Marx and Frederick Engels

Deacon Brodie
Robert Louis Stevenson and W. E. Henley

The Federalist Papers
Alexander Hamilton, John Jay and James Madison

The Gilded Age
Mark Twain and Charles Dudley Warner

Is Sex Necessary?
E. B. White and James Thurber

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