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Poetry

When poetry first started, the verses were actually written so that people could sing them or read them out loud. Because poetry was introduced closely after writing was developed, the ancient poems were very structured and early poets followed a traditional format. It wasn’t until the twentieth century when authors of poems wrote works that were considered free verse.

Today, poetry takes so many forms and styles. Authors now use poems to express certain emotions and stories that will relate to themselves, with other people, and with many sensitive issues of today’s generation.

Over the course of centuries, different parts of the world have developed their own style in poetry. And classical poetry had a mind of its own. With the help of some prominent authors in poetry during their time such as Cornaro, Kazantzakis, and Cavafy who were each notable for their unique use of language in their poems, other aspiring poets and authors became inspired to write as well.

Although poetry has evolved over time, modernization only empowered the use of poems not only as a form of entertainment but also as a form of self-exp​ression. Modern-day poets such as Maya Angelou and Billy Collins have created poems that transcend through generations and inspire people through their lines and poetic wisdom.

There were many English poets who made great published works during the 18th century. But one of the most celebrated poets during this time was Alfred Lord Tennyson. Among his notable works was “Idylls of the King” which was published in the year 1885. Although this collection of poems was More...
A prominent name that would usually come up among famous poets from America is Walter Whitman who was more popular as Walt Whitman. Whitman lived from the year 1819 to 1892 when he died in the age of 72. A very famous work of Walt Whitman was entitled “Leaves of More...
Elizabeth Barrett Browning was one of the most popular poets during the Victorian time. Her works have become very popular in both the United States and England. Perhaps the most popular poems of Elizabeth was the undying “How do I Love Thee?” that until the present days is still used More...
A very well- celebrated poet and writer of his generation was Joseph Rudyard Kipling. Noted as one of the most brilliant writers in Britain even until today, his works were suitable for different generations from stories for adults about soldiers to books about different tales suitable for kids. Kipling was More...