Saturday, November 16, 2013

Poetry In Period Dramas Game - Answers

These are the answers to the Poetry In Period Dramas Game from last week. As promised along with the answers I am also telling what the title of the poems and who wrote them. Sorry these answers are up late, it's been an odd day. 

Poems Quoted In Period Dramas:

Large was his bounty, and his soul sincere,
Heaven did a recompense as largely send:
He gave to Misery all he had, a tear,
He gained from Heaven ('twas all he wish'd) a friend.

Period Drama: Cranford (2007)
Poem: Elegy Written In A Country Churchyard by Thomas Gray

Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O no! it is an ever-fixed mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;

Period Drama: Sense and Sensibility (1996)
Poem: Sonnet 116 by William Shakespeare

Like the dew on the mountain,
Like the foam on the river,
Like the bubble on the fountain,
Thou art gone, and forever!

Period Drama: Persuasion (1995)
Poem: The Lady of the Lake by Sir Walter Scott

Ne is the earth the lesse, or loseth ought,
For whatsoeuer from one place doth fall,
Is with the tide vnto an other brought:
For there is nothing lost, that may be found, if sought.

Period Drama: Sense and Sensibility (1996)
Poem: The Faerie Queen by Edmund Spenser

I have hid my feelings– fearing they should do me wrong,
Saying– doest thou love me? Weeping– I have loved thee long.
What is this? His eyes are heavy– think not they are glazed with wine,
Go to him, it is thy duty– Kiss him– take his hand in thine.

Cursed be the social wants that sin against the strength of youth!
Cursed be the social lies that warp us from the living truth!

Well–’tis well that I should bluster!– hadst thou less unworthy proved,
Would to God– for I had loved thee more than ever wife was loved.

Period Drama: Cranford (2007)
Poem: Locksley Hall by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

 Is love a fancy, or a feeling? 
No.It is immortal as immaculate Truth,
'Tis not a blossom shed as soon as youth,
Drops from the stem of life--for it will grow,
In barren regions, where no waters flow,
Nor rays of promise cheats the pensive gloom.

Period Drama: Sense and Sensibility (1996)
Poem: Sonnet VII by Hartley Coleridge

The wind was a torrent of darkness among the gusty trees.
The moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas.
The road was a ribbon of moonlight over the purple moor,
And the highwyman came riding--
The highwayman came riding, up to the old inn-door.

Period Drama: Anne Of Green Gables
Poem: The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes

No voice divine the storm allay'd,
No light propitious shone;
When, snatch'd from all effectual aid,
We perish'd, each alone;
But I beneath a rougher sea,
And whelmed in deeper gulphs than he.

Period Drama: Sense and Sensibility (1996)
Poem: The Castaway by William Cowper 

Willows whiten, aspens quiver,
Little breezes dusk and shiver
Through the wave that runs forever
By the island in the river
    Flowing down to Camelot.
Four gray walls, and four gray towers,
Overlook a space of flowers,
And the silent isle embowers,
    The Lady of Shalott.

There she weaves by night and day
A magic web with colors gay.
She has heard a whisper say,
A curse is on her is she stay
    To look down to Camelot.
She knows not what the curse may be,
And so she weaveth steadily,
And little over care hath she,
    The Lady of Shalott.

Period Drama: Anne Of Green Gables 
Poem: The Lady of Shalott by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Elizabeth Bennet: I wonder who first discovered the power of poetry in driving away love? 
Mr. Darcy: I thought that poetry was the food of love. 
Elizabeth Bennet: Of a fine stout love, it may. But if it is only a vague inclination I'm convinced one poor sonnet will kill it stone dead.

Period Drama: Pride and Prejudice (2005)
Quote is from the book but is unfortunately not in the 1995 miniseries.

Players Scores:
(High Score was 110 points)
Melody - 90 points
Lady Eowyn - 80 points
Maddie Rose - 80 points
Rose P - 80 points
Emma Jane - 70 points
Sadie - 70 points

Hamlette - 40 points

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