The Metaphysical Poets Quiz

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What was the date of the first publication of 'The Metaphysical Poets' by T.S. Eliot?

20 October 1921

What is the function of Mr. Grierson's anthology, according to T.S. Eliot?

A piece of criticism and a provocation of criticism

What is the main service rendered by Professor Grierson, according to T.S. Eliot?

Collecting poems from a generation often named but not read

What has the phrase 'metaphysical poetry' long done duty as, according to T.S. Eliot?

A term of abuse

According to T.S. Eliot, why was Mr. Grierson right in including many poems of Donne in the anthology?

As documents in the case of 'metaphysical poetry'

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Publication Details

  • The date of the first publication of 'The Metaphysical Poets' by T.S. Eliot is 1921.

Mr. Grierson's Anthology

  • Mr. Grierson's anthology serves as a revaluation of the metaphysical poets.
  • According to T.S. Eliot, the main service rendered by Professor Grierson is the rediscovery of a whole group of 17th-century poets.

The Concept of Metaphysical Poetry

  • The phrase 'metaphysical poetry' has long done duty as a stick to beat the 17th-century poets with.
  • According to T.S. Eliot, Mr. Grierson was right in including many poems of Donne in the anthology because Donne's poetry is a legitimate aspect of the 17th-century spirit.

Test your knowledge of T.S. Eliot's essay "The Metaphysical Poets" with this quiz! Delve into the literary analysis and themes discussed in the essay, and see how well you understand Eliot's perspective on the poets of the era.

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