Poetry Trivia Questions
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What Elizabethan poet's ambiguous epitaph could be read either as an invitation to pray for his soul or a comment on his great wit?
Ben Jonson. His tomb reads, "O rare Ben Jonson" which has been taken by some to refer to the Latin word orare ("pray") and by others to be a comment on the scarcity of such a witty man.
What poet was a Herman Melville scholar before he began his long poem about Gloucester, Massachusetts, once a whaling town?