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Do You Know These Famous Poems By Their First Lines?

Finally, a quiz for high school English teachers.

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    "Paul Revere's Ride" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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    "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe
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    "Omens" by Cecilia Llompart
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    "Poet as Immortal Bird" by Ron Padgett
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    "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe

    Read the full poem here.

    "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe
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    "I Am 25" by Gregory Corso
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    "From the Desire Field" by Natalie Diaz
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    "I Am No One" by Emily Dickinson
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    "Howl" by Allan Ginsburg
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    "Howl" by Allan Ginsburg

    Read the full poem here.

    "Howl" by Allan Ginsburg
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    "We never know how high we are" by Emily Dickinson
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    "Jabberwocky" by Lewis Carroll
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    "Recuerdo" by Edna St. Vincent Millay
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    "The Eagle" by Alfred Lord Tennyson
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    "Jabberwocky" by Lewis Carroll

    Read the full poem here.

    "Jabberwocky" by Lewis Carroll
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    "Song of Myself, III" by Walt Whitman
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    "A Bell, Still Unrung" by Safiya Sinclair
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    "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost
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    "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" by T.S. Eliot
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    "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost

    Read the full poem here.

    "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost
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    "Third Word from the East" by Fanny Howe
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    "O Captain! My Captain!" by Walt Whitman
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    "Joyride" by Ana Božičević
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    "Who But The Lord?" by Langston Hughes
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    "Who But The Lord?" by Langston Hughes

    Read the full poem here.

    "Who But The Lord?" by Langston Hughes
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    "The New Colossus" by Emma Lazarus
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    "New York at Night" by Amy Lowell
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    "Concord Hymn" by Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    "The City's Love" by Claude McKay
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    "The New Colossus" by Emma Lazarus

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    "The New Colossus" by Emma Lazarus
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    "9." by e e cummings
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    "Morning Prayer" by Ogden Nash
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    "These Poems" by June Jordan
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    "Mystery" by D. H. Lawrence
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    "9." by e e cummings

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    "9." by e e cummings
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    "body shop" by Quraysh Ali Lansana
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    "Meditations in an Emergency" by Frank O'Hara
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    "The Descent of Alette" by Alice Notley
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    "One Train May Hide Another" by Kenneth Koch
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    "Meditations in an Emergency" by Frank O'Hara

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    "Meditations in an Emergency" by Frank O'Hara
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    "Sonnet 118" by William Shakespeare
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    "Her Kind" by Anne Sexton
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    "Home Burial" by Robert Frost
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    "Lady Lazarus" by Sylvia Plath
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    "Lady Lazarus" by Sylvia Plath

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    "Lady Lazarus" by Sylvia Plath
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    "Perennials" by Maggie Smith
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    "Hanukkah Lights" by Phillip M. Raskin
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    "Still I Rise" by Maya Angelou
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    "Black Cat" by Rainer Maria Rilke
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    "Still I Rise" by Maya Angelou

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    "Still I Rise" by Maya Angelou
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