Poe or Emo?

Friend of the blog (and real-life homie) Annette just shared a link to this surprisingly challenging quiz from the folks at Mental Floss where we must determine whether a line comes from our favorite Dark Romantic era writer or a modern “emo” band. Go ahead, test your knowledge and then come back to let me know how you did!

I’m thinking this might make a fun attention-grabber the next time I take kids through the catacombs of “The Cask of Amontillado” or spend some time with “The Raven.”

I earned 14/16! How’d you do? Teach on, Poe fans.

8 thoughts on “Poe or Emo?

  1. 11/16 There were three I doubted on and ended up rushing it – grrrrr! Didn’t turn out too bad, though! 🙂

  2. Not bad at all, Carolyn! I didn’t go on head knowledge, that’s for sure. It was more of a Poe-vibe thing for me. 🙂 Thanks for playing!

  3. Kris Maraveller says:

    I got a 12/16, so I kinda know my POEtry!

  4. 9/16 My Poe is very rusty since I don’t teach American English anymore. ):

  5. Don’t be so hard on yourself, Kendall. You still did better than my husband did. Oh, snap! 🙂

  6. 13/16 – I enjoyed this. I taught “The Raven” just a couple of weeks ago and still missed that one – oops.

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