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Only 7 out of 10. As I was guessing on five of those, that's not a bad score. :)
Speaking as a Gen Xer, we learned none of these poems in school. I scored 0/10. Is this something that was taught in the 60s?
Presumably you went to high school in the 80s-90s? What poems did you read for school in that era?
We didn't really do poetry at all. It was mostly reading novels and writing reports about them.
I see. And in answer to your original question - yes, poetry was considered an essential part of learning English literature in the 1960s. Milton was probably not traditionally taught until the collegiate years.
Ten out of ten. Of course, it helped that the test was multiple choice. After I got the ones I knew, the rest were fairly easy to guess. I've read only about three or four of the poems, and other works by the same authors for another two or three. I graduated (Catholic) high school in 1975, and I think the only poems in the list that we were assigned to read were the Eliot and the Shakespeare.