085: Quiz: Frost, Dickinson and Ye Olde King James

Poetry & Spirit Week: Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5.

  It’s Tuesday in this special week on
spirituality and poetry, so let’s check out our memories for some
classic lines of poetry, shall we? A couple of months ago, one of our most
popular quizzes was called  “The Bible and the Bard,” Click Here if
you’d like to jump back to that quiz
    In a similar style today, we’re giving you 12 lines: some are by
poet Emily Dickinson; some are by poet Robert Frost; and some are from the
King James Version of the Bible.
    The quiz? Simply figure out which line is which.

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    1.) We spend our years as a tale that is told.

    2.) They made me the keeper of the vineyards; but mine own vineyard have I not kept.

    3.) The soul selects her own society, then shuts the door.

    4.) Between eternity and time, your consciousness and me.

    5.) For this is love and nothing else is love, the which it is reserved for God above.

    6.) “Can’t a man speak of his own child he’s lost?”

    7.) Such heaps of broken glass to sweep away.

    8.) Then shall the trees of the wood sing out.

    9.) Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in.

    10.) Because I could not stop for Death, he kindly stopped for me.

    11.) He ate and drank the precious words, his spirit grew robust.

    12.) There go the ships: there is that leviathan.

    When you think you’ve got all the answers, CLICK on the link below in the online version of this
quiz, and the ANSWERS will pop up!

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1.) The Bible from Psalm 90.

    2.) The Bible from Song of Solomon 1:6.

    3.) Emily Dickinson from “Exclusion.”

    4.) Emily Dickinson from “Bequest.”

    5.) Robert Frost from “A Prayer in Spring.”

    6.) Robert Frost from “Home Burial.”

    7.) Robert Frost from “Birches.”

    8.) Bible from 1 Chronicles 16:33.

    9.) Robert Frost from “Death of the Hired Man.”

    10.) Emily Dickinson from “The Chariot.”

    11.) Emily Dickinson from “A Book.”

    12.) Bible from Psalm 104.

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