What Poetry Book Are You?

If a poetry book could match your personality, ever wondered which one you would be? Take this test and find out!

Deniz Besim
Created By Deniz Besim
On Mar 29, 2017

In what language is your favorite poem written?

Choose your preferred color

A great poetry book should...

Which of these lines do you find most catchy?

Do you prefer...

What is your favorite theme in poetry?

Do you ever memorize poetry?

What time period most draws you to poetry?

Which of these images do you find more spiritual or evoking?

Which of these do you think is more important to a well structured poem?

Shakespeare's Sonnets

Shakespeare's Sonnets

You're a person who loves getting your gray cells at work and you excel in matters of philosophy, subject and wisdom. When it comes to poetry, you enjoy it the traditional way. Perfect and, more importantly, uses iambic pentameter. You absolutely love the renaissance and would love to go back to the 16th Century to see Shakespeare's plays performed in his own theater. Although you only make an effort to learn lines to a poem when you have to (eg. for a school examination or if you're taking on the lead role in a play), you absolutely excel and thrive in all academic situations. The classroom is your favorite place to be. Nice going clever clogs!

The Canterbury Tales

The Canterbury Tales

For you poetry is the one thing you could not live without. It is your lungs, your air, your oxygen. It's the reason why you memorize absolutely every poem you read. Even if you don't have to! For you, however, the Canterbury Tales is certainly the creme de la creme of poetry. Not only does it draw you in for its lyricism, music, spiritual journey but you are also a people-person and love the life, color and personalities brought out of the poetry. You're also a lover of purity, music and the spiritual journey. You love Canterbury, leprechauns and should probably expect a pot of gold at the end of your rainbow!

The Sky that Falls

The Sky that Falls

You're an articulate person but do prefer to read poems that are contemporary. You absolutely love falling clouds and rainy weather and are mesmerized by different shades of blue in the skies. Rain is never a reason to be depressed and, on the contrary, it is refreshing! You love your poetry to explore some of the realer issues such as current affairs, adoption and bullying which is why you're drawn to some contemporary poems. When it comes to structure, you like a little alliteration. You are as current as they come!

The Classic Tradition of Haiku: An Anthology

The Classic Tradition of Haiku: An Anthology

When it comes to poetry, you like them in the smallest sizes. In fact, it's the only way you remember them! The little book of haiku not only befits all needs, but you'll find that the syntax is really quite remarkable.

For everything that's bright and beautiful, there is you. This is because you absolutely love the sunrise, enjoy the color yellow and are most interested in poetry that comes from other cultures. Haiku is your poetry not only because it comes from the land of the rising sun itself but it spans 400 years of all its glory.

As someone who's well-traveled, loves the sun, enjoys poetry from foreign cultures and thrives at being at the heart of it all, haiku is your perfect personality match.

Penguin's Poems for Love

Penguin's Poems for Love

A picture of you enjoying warm, fuzzy feelings and having a cup of cocoa indoors while it lightly snows and dreaming about the love of your life raises a smile.

It doesn't really matter what time period poems are from as long as they're about love. Love, afterall, is infinite, constant, possibly the only poetry even worth remembering, so why should time-period even matter? You do have a habit to tend to memorize poetry that you like and it usually is about love!

A poetry book written by many different poets from every time-period and all writing about your favorite theme is your perfect book match. Oh-la-la!

The Valley that Calls

The Valley that Calls

The Valley that Calls is your personality match for your laid back, personal nature and satisfies your natural thirst for adventure. When it comes to remembering poetry, you tend to do so subconsciously and you love repeating lines because they play to your memory.

One thing that draws you most to the valley is your love for the color green and the beautiful scenes they paint; your love for green fields, gorgeous starry nights, sunsets around the campfire and the fact that the moments that you enjoy the most are really quite sensual. As far as modern poetry goes, you're also quite futuristic.

You curled up with a book under the gorgeous blanket of a starry night paints a picture serene!

Poems of the Great War: 1914-1918

Poems of the Great War: 1914-1918

When it comes to poetry there's nothing better than something with a little history. But the time-period that particularly draws you most is WWI/WWII. Poetry about the trenches written by poets like Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon is your type of material. It is only certain significant lines written by war poets of that ilk that's even worth remembering. You never make it a point to learn the whole poem but only lines or words that you consider to be most significant to you.

You love similes, particularly written by the war poets and enjoy black-and-white photos that captures that time-period. Fittingly, the color you're drawn to most is autumnal browns and you enjoy catastrophic weathers such as hurricanes or tornadoes which is really quite exciting! You're also great at revealing coded and metaphorical language and make a great person to have a conversation with!

Poetry for the Modern Teenager

Poetry for the Modern Teenager

When it comes to poetry you like your lines to be comprehensible on first read and prefer poems about issues you can relate to. You particularly appreciate poetry that is written about you, because that is so very hard to do. Poetry does not have to be about other time-periods or structured to be important to you, and you wouldn't go out of your way to learn or remember any of it. As someone who loves the moonlight, you love the rawest poems. You embrace all sorts of themes including love, loss, hope, charity and pain. You are the modern soul!