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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...
Famous Modern Poets Featured

10 Most Famous Modernist Poets And Their Famous Works

  Literary modernism is difficult to define as it encompasses a wide variety of movements and as many writers who are termed as modernists were not affiliated with these movements. Broadly, modernist literature is characterized...
John Donne Famous Poems Featured

10 Most Famous Poems By John Donne

  John Donne (1572 – 1631) was an English poet who has been often termed as the greatest love poet in the English language. He is also noted for his religious verse. Donne is the...
John Locke Contributions Featured

John Locke’s 10 Major Contributions And Accomplishments

  John Locke (1632 – 1704) was an English philosopher whose works have had an enormous and profound influence on western philosophy. He is regarded as the founder of modern philosophical empiricism, a concept that...