User Tag List

First 123 Last

Results 11 to 20 of 21

  1. #11
    Oberon
    Guest

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by raincrow007 View Post
    I always think of those lines by Pound when someone mentions Browning.

    Of course, it's extremely rare that I actually get to USE them, so thanks.
    Leave it to Pound to enjoy Sordello. Of course, the Cantos weren't for everyone either. =]

  2. #12
    Wait, what? Varelse's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    MBTI
    INTJ
    Posts
    1,698

    Default

    Tennyson.
    We are not poets
    We have no right to make amendments

  3. #13
    Senior Member htb's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    MBTI
    INTJ
    Enneagram
    1w9
    Posts
    1,506

    Default

    Alfred Lord Tennyson by a mile, especially when the test itself quotes The Lady of Shalott.

  4. #14
    @.~*virinaĉo*~.@ Totenkindly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    MBTI
    FREE
    Enneagram
    594 sx/sp
    Socionics
    LII Ne
    Posts
    42,333

    Default

    You scored 46 Holderlin, 53 Coleridge, 80 Tennyson, and 54 Blake!
    "Hey Capa -- We're only stardust." ~ "Sunshine"

    “Pleasure to me is wonder—the unexplored, the unexpected, the thing that is hidden and the changeless thing that lurks behind superficial mutability. To trace the remote in the immediate; the eternal in the ephemeral; the past in the present; the infinite in the finite; these are to me the springs of delight and beauty.” ~ H.P. Lovecraft

  5. #15
    Strongly Ambivalent Ivy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    MBTI
    INFP
    Enneagram
    6
    Posts
    24,060

    Default

    You scored 58 Holderlin, 59 Tennyson, 64 Coleridge, and 69 Blake!
    The one who buggers a fire burns his penis
    -anonymous graffiti in the basilica at Pompeii

  6. #16
    It's always something... PuddleRiver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    MBTI
    INFJ
    Enneagram
    5w6
    Posts
    2,924

    Default

    You are Holderlin 73%

    Brilliant and mad, you hobnobbed with German Idealists and inspired Heidegger (?)

    Tennyson 50%
    Blake 46%

    I know next to nothing about poetry, I am a barbarian.
    "In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay one invincible summer."
    ~~~~
    A Christian's life may be the only Bible some people ever read.
    ~~~~
    "The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them" Maya Angelou.
    ~~~~
    I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ" Gandhi
    ~~~~

  7. #17
    Morlock Rhu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    MBTI
    Pfft
    Posts
    108

    Default

    This test is crap. CRAP, I SAY!

    On a technical level, it picks the maximum identification of four variables to sort a person between a maximum of four different poets? On a level of intellectual depth--limiting the test, and the potential for literary discovery to four poets from two eras that the title bothers to recognize a distinction between--this test blows.

    So I wrote a sonnet in an Italian rhyme scheme, just to make this thread worthwhile. For me. It should make it more torturous for you. You all have it coming, though.

    I stood sadly, looking out from the quay,
    Seeking the hour of sunset, the oceans fire!
    So I took a test, and this transpired:
    Eyes kindled, blazing, I stared at the bay,
    Seas boiled in my anger! Such was this day,
    T'would be remembered for scaldings most dire,
    OKCupid blamed for raising my ire!
    Or rather, daseinplushie, I should say.
    Fuck her to hell and so too her dumb test.
    Fuck her for wasting my time this night.
    Fuck her with a lightbulb; sometimes a rake,
    Fuck her for just not being very bright.
    I should state that this poem is the best,
    Result of her test. Also: I am Blake.

  8. #18
    heart on fire
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    8,457

    Default

    Gee, I didn't think anyone would take this quiz as being any more serious than the "What Color is Your Aura?" quiz and I don't think the person who created the test intended it to be either.

  9. #19
    Oberon
    Guest

    Default

    Note that Rhu's reaction and my own, though different, are alike in one way: We both recognized the limitations of the test. I merely transgressed the limitations by choosing for myself a result the test did not permit; Rhu railed against the unnatural boundaries in a manner beautiful to behold.

    I wish I could be that cool.

  10. #20
    Morlock Rhu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    MBTI
    Pfft
    Posts
    108

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by heart View Post
    Gee, I didn't think anyone would take this quiz as being any more serious than the "What Color is Your Aura?" quiz and I don't think the person who created the test intended it to be either.
    I take all tests with a stone faced dead-seriousness. It was the single most disappointing experience of my life. Everyone who took it should have wrote a bad sonnet that used the word "fuck" in four consecutive lines.

    Still, this test sucks. Its four axes could have been chosen from: melancholy, empathy, prolificness, technical variation, religiousness, obscurity, political awareness, promiscuity, or some other defining characteristic of the authors cited.

    This would have both displayed the wealth and depth of the test author's literary knowledge in some way and provided food for thought and paths of discovery for the test takers.

    Instead, I am left woefully weeping for the future. Yes, weeping for a new renaissance unrealized: the depth of literary education for our children's children will be reduced to what was passed down as playground insults.

    That is why we shouldn't marry, heart. I am so very sorry.


    Quote Originally Posted by oberon67 View Post
    Note that Rhu's reaction and my own, though different, are alike in one way: We both recognized the limitations of the test. I merely transgressed the limitations by choosing for myself a result the test did not permit; Rhu railed against the unnatural boundaries in a manner beautiful to behold.

    I wish I could be that cool.
    Eh. It's only one more step.

Similar Threads

  1. To which level of hell are you going?
    By Virtual ghost in forum Online Personality Tests
    Replies: 145
    Last Post: 07-09-2017, 10:13 AM
  2. Which Pink Floyd member are you?
    By Wonkavision in forum Online Personality Tests
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 07-20-2010, 08:14 PM
  3. Which Dark Tower Character Are You?
    By ByMySword in forum Online Personality Tests
    Replies: 41
    Last Post: 09-22-2009, 04:01 PM
  4. The Which Famous Poet Are You Test
    By Wade Wilson in forum Online Personality Tests
    Replies: 36
    Last Post: 07-17-2009, 10:46 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO