Poetry Trivia Questions
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What British poet was considered as Lord Alfred Tennyson's successor to the Laureateship, only to fall out of favor with Queen Victoria when he penned the following lines: "'Ave you 'eard o' the Widow at Windsor / With a hairy gold crown o'er head? / She 'as ships on the foam--she 'as millions at 'ome, / An' she pays us poor beggars in red"?
Which poet, often lauded as one of the worst poets in the English language, is parodied in the British radio series, The Goon Show ?
The Goon Show 's Peter Sellers plays tragedian William McGoonagal in "The Pevensy Bay Disaster", first aired November 22, 1955. The episode is a send-up of William McGonagal's "Tay Bridge Disaster." Science Fiction writer Terry Pratchet also parodies McGonagal in his Discworld series, naming his Nac Mac Feegle battle poets "Gonagals."