Have you been participating in our National Poetry Month poetry dare to commit The Stolen Child to memory? Several people who’ve taken this challenge have been sharing delightful recitation videos on Facebook and Instagram.
And now, to bring the dare to a close, you can take our fun quiz to test your memory on the classic poem by W. B. Yeats. Tell us in the comments how you did — we’ll give you a virtual smile and a special poetry dare high-five.
(Okay, we don’t actually have secret handshakes or special high-fives. But we’ll definitely give you the big virtual smile.)
Where is Sleuth Wood? By, In, or On the Lake?
What kind of fruit did the faerys hide in their vats?
What did the faerys mingle at the dances?
What did the faerys chase in the midst of the world's troubles?
Where is it that the wandering water gushes?
Where might a star be found bathing?
Who is having unquiet dreams because of the faerys' whispering?
What kind of plant is crying in the poem?
Who is solemn-eyed and going away with the faerys?
What do the brown mice do around the oatmeal chest?
How to Read a Poem uses images like the mouse, the hive, the switch (from the Billy Collins poem)—to guide readers into new ways of understanding poems. Anthology included.
“This will be the main textbook for the poetry unit from now on.”