Poetry Trivia Questions
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William Blake was arrested and put on trial. What was his crime?
Blake was arrested for making seditious utterances and "damning the king," while he was ejecting a drunken soldier from his garden. Blake was eventually acquitted, but he carried the sense of being persecuted into his later works.
What poets, from the earlier half of the eighteenth century, have been referred to as "proto-Romantics"?
Thomas Gray and William Collins. In contrast to the satirists who were their contemporaries, these poets wrote contemplative lyric poems in blank verse, prefiguring the works of William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge.