Poetry Trivia Questions
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The French poet Charles Cros is famous for almost inventing what device, only to be "beaten to the patent office" by Thomas Edison?
The phonograph. Cros submitted proposals to the French Academy of Sciences, but before he could create a working model, Edison had already perfected his version of the device.
Because the sonnet had become so popular that poems that were too short for the form were stretched to fit it and those too long for it were cut short, Ben Jonson likened Petrach's influence to Procrustes' infamously adujstable bed.