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Famous Female Poems Featured

10 Most Famous Poems By Women Poets

 Though poets like Sappho have contributed to poetry from ancient times, females came to the forefront in poetic literature only in the 19th century. American poet Emily Dickinson; and British poets Christina Rossetti and...
Famous Poems About Death Featured

10 Most Famous Poems About Death

 A death poem is a genre of poetry which focuses on death. Numerous renowned poets have explored the nature of death, talked about the death of someone and even their own imminent death. The...
Famous Female Poets Featured

10 Most Famous Female Poets And Their Best Known Works

 Sappho, an ancient Greek poet, is one of the earliest known poets in history. She was renowned in antiquity and was referred to as "The Poetess" just as Homer was referred to as "The...
Famous French Poems Featured

10 Most Famous Poems In French Literature

 The Song of Roland, composed between 1040 and 1115, is the oldest surviving major work of French literature. It is an example of the chanson de geste, a literary form that celebrated legendary deeds....
Famous War Poems Featured

10 Most Famous Poems About Wars And Battles

 War poetry is poetry about war either written by a person who participates in a war and writes about his experiences; or by a non-combatant. One of the oldest extant works of Western literature,...
Famous French Poets Featured

10 Most Famous French Poets of All Time

 Medieval French literature was dominated by courtly love but perhaps the most famous poet of the era, Francois Villon, rejected courtly love and instead focussed on the lowlifes. The Renaissance in the 16th century...
Famous English Poems Featured

10 Most Famous Poems In English Literature

 The earliest surviving English poetry may have been composed in the 7th century. It is written in Old English or Anglo-Saxon, the direct predecessor of modern English. The highest poetic achievement in Old English...
Famous English Poets Featured

10 Most Famous Poets From The United Kingdom

 The earliest surviving English poetry was composed as early as the 7th century. It was written in Old English or Anglo-Saxon, the direct predecessor of modern English. Most Old English poems are recorded without...
Famous American Poems Featured

10 Most Famous Poems In American Literature

 Poetry in the United State arose first when colonists wrote poetry to add to the poetic voices in the United Kingdom. As expected, early American poetry closely matched the British models of poetic form,...
Famous American Poets Featured

10 Most Famous Poets From The United States

 A distinctly American lyric voice of the colonial period was Phillis Wheatley (1753 – 1784). An African woman sold to slavery, Wheatley became a renowned poet in not only the American colonies but also...