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Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard

Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard


by Thomas Gray

Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard: Who's this Thomas Gray Guy, Again? Quiz

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Q. When did Thomas Gray live and write?

During the British Romantic period
During the English Renaissance
During the 18th century
During the early 20th century
Q. What other famous writer was Thomas Gray buds with from school?

Horace Walpole
William Wordsworth
Virginia Woolf
Q. What other major poet tends to upstage Thomas Gray in eighteenth-century literature?

William Shakespeare
Alexander Pope
John Keats
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Q. What family member did Thomas Gray NOT get along with?

his mother
his oldest brother
cousin Itt
his father
Q. Why did he publish his "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard"?

Because he knew it would be incredibly influential
Because his older brother told him he should
Because some hack publishers tried to publish it without his permission
He never did publish it