Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Which British Romantic Poet are You?

Well, duh!

What British Romantic Poet are You?
Your Result: You are William Blake!
 

Like Blake, you believe in the union of opposites: "Without Contraries, there is no progression. Attraction and repulsion, reason and energy, love and hate, are necessary to human existence."

You are John Keats!
 
You are George Gordon, Lord Byron!
 
You are Percy Shelley!
 
You are William Wordsworth!
 
You are Samuel Coleridge!
 
What British Romantic Poet are You?
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18 comments:

Crispinus said...

I am George Gordon, Lord Byron -- saw that coming a mile away.

K. A. Laity said...

Hmmm -- never really saw you as the Byronic type. Perhaps the geographical interests...?

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Mike Rhode said...

I'm Lord Byron too - sans the limp.

K. A. Laity said...

LOL -- okay, that really doesn't fit. Wow -- I'm questioning the accuracy of a MySpace quiz? HA HA HA!

Wendy said...

Gah! I'm Keats. I feel a cough coming on... I don't even know why I took this quiz. I have no patience for the froofy Romantics in general (I don't include Blake in this).

Crispinus said...

Ah, but in my youth, my lost, ragged, shining youth....

K. A. Laity said...

Miss Wendy --

Blake was singular, indeed; not part of a movement. Sorry about the cough, but there is the lovely house in Hampstead.

Crispinus --

I have seen pictures from that youth. Ahem -- still not really Byronic. But perhaps I overlook the poetry in your soul. Absit invidia...

Cranky Yankee said...

I am...
George Gordon, Lord Byron!

Whatever that means...

K. A. Laity said...

"Mad, bad, and dangerous to know" according to one of his lovers.

Byron had a life that overshadowed his writing at the time, but his work has kept much of its power.

Gene K. said...

I am... Miss Wendy! Well, Keats.

K. A. Laity said...

Watch out for Grecians bearing urns!

I have been to your house, Mr. Keats -- it was very nice!

I can't believe that this is the post to get the most comments in ages.

Kim Clune said...

"Byron was as well-known for his lifestyle as for his remarkable works. He was a poet, athlete, womanizer, and gunrunner, who was once accused of writing poetry “in which the deliberate purpose…is to corrupt.” He died at 36."

Hmmm. Not sure how I got this result.

- Remarkable?… I’m a jane-of-all-trades but master of none
- I’m SO not athletic
- I am a woman, not a womanizer
- Gunnrunner? My dad made me shoot a .22 when I was a kid, but I’m no Dick Cheney.
- I’m not out to corrupt anybody, just enlighten them, but I can see how that perspective would depend upon point of view.
- Last but not least, I’ve already outlived this dude.

Wendy said...

Hee hee, Kate. It's just that the Romantics are so "controversial."

K. A. Laity said...

Kim --

Cheers on outliving Byron! We're glad you're not a second Cheney -- we didn't need the first.

Miss Wendy --

You are so right. The Damien Hirsts of their time! Or he's the Romantic of our time -- or Byronic? or whatever! Bad analogy, I guess. He's looking old for an enfant terrible.

The Queen said...

Your Result: You are John Keats!


Ars gratis artis! Keats had only one idea, but it was a good one: "Beauty is Truth, Truth Beauty." Unlike the other British Romantics, he didn't have a political agenda. He died at 26.

I hate poetry.

And, Kate, sometimes I just don't have anything brilliant to riposte with to your brilliant posts...

Ghost Dog said...

Thanks for taking my quiz! Just an English teacher having fun.

BTW I was Byron. :)

notesfromthewilderness.blogspot

K. A. Laity said...

Hey, Ghost Dog!

Great handle -- hope it's because you're a Jarmusch fan.

The quiz was fun. It certainly provoked a bit of chat here.

Took a look at your blog: forty-one errors in a five paragraph essay?! I can believe it all too well. I'm so very fortunate to not have to teach freshman composition anymore -- hurrah!