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Quiz: Do you know where these Poetic Forms originated?

How much do you know about different forms of poetry? About where they originated? Test yourself now. In each question, I give you the name of a poetic form, and you need to choose the correct country of origin – simples πŸ™‚

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  • Question of

    Where did the Sonnet originate?

    • Italy
    • England
    • France
  • Question of

    Chastushka

    • Wales
    • Israel
    • Russia
  • Question of

    Limerick

    • Ireland
    • England
    • Jamaica
  • Question of

    Tanka

    • Turkey
    • Japan
    • Canada
  • Question of

    Tanaga

    • Japan
    • Mexico
    • Phillipines
  • Question of

    Cywydd

    • Wales
    • Cambodia
    • Tonga
  • Question of

    Tenso

    • Korea
    • Japan
    • France
  • Question of

    Ovi

    • Spain
    • Portugal
    • India
  • Question of

    Jueju

    • Japan
    • China
    • Chile
  • Question of

    Dinggedicht

    • Germany
    • South Africa
    • Netherlands
  • Question of

    Ruba’i

    • Finland
    • Mongolia
    • Iran
  • Question of

    Sijo

    • Pakistan
    • Korea
    • Peru
  • Question of

    Pantun

    • Malaysia
    • France
    • Greece
  • Question of

    Sisindiran

    • New Zealand
    • Iceland
    • Indonesia
  • Question of

    Asefru

    • Ethiopia
    • Algeria
    • Israel
  • Question of

    American Cinquain

    • Hmm…
    • Let me think…
    • Wait a second – I’ll think of it in a minute!
    • Oh yeah! Oh yeah! I’ve got it!!
    • The US of A πŸ™‚

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  1. You got 11 out of 16 right!
    Great

    Interesting terms. I think like many others, I went for what language does the word sounds like and it helped me get this score. I shoudl have known about Ovi though but it’s a new term for me.

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    • I was aware that many of the terms were quite obscure, and that it would be, to some extent, a question of recognising sound patterns. Some were misleading in this regard (e.g. Tenso does not sound at all like French), and Ovi is too short to make any judgement – in fact it is Marathi πŸ™‚

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