The Historic Poets Quiz.
The words of writers often aid historians in learning about the attitudes and cultures of lands long gone. Due to the fact that every person is impacted in some way by their environment, learning about an individual is learning about the world that shaped them. This is why subjects like literature and history often intersect in interesting ways.
What is history if not the continuous narrative of mankind’s progress? For this reason, reviewing the poetry of the past can yield fascinating historical and anthropological insights. Poetry, by its very nature, is meant to convey much information in as little time as possible. Though this artform puts much faith in its audience to be able to pick up on that information, those who are able to dissect the complicated nature of poetry as writing gain access to troves of subtle ideas and emotions that cannot be conveyed through traditional means of language.
This quiz will seek to test your knowledge on some of the most famous poets from throughout human history. Because poetry as an artform has experienced ebbs and flows in terms of its widespread use, there are a number of history’s most influential poets that wrote in similar times and places. However, we have gathered a solidly representative list of some of the poets most influential to anthropological and/or literary history.
How much do you know about the poets who have helped to leave a mark on history? Take our Historic Poets Quiz to find out.
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Writer / Quiz Creator
Andrew Nicholas is a passionate reader and writer on the subjects of history and mankind. He is a published author, critic, and poet who grew up in the friendly scenery of rural Ohio. He is a graduate of Wright State University and a regular student of historical curiosities.