The best Poets in History

Edgar Allan poe, the gothic poet. considered part of the Romantic Movement, in the sub-genre of Dark Romanticism. gained worldwide fame for his dark, macabre tales of horror, practically inventing the genre of Gothic Literature.

Maya Angelou, The Heart Of Modern America .  memoirist, and civil rights activist rose to prominence with the publication of “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” in 1969. Angelou, who died in 2014 at the age of 86, was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2010 by President Barack Obama.

Oscar Wilde, The Irish Poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of the most popular playwrights in London in the early 1890s.

Walt  Whitman, A Humanist. he was a part of the transition between transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in his works. Whitman is among the most influential poets in the American canon, often called the father of free verse.

Percy Bysshe Shelley, The Romantic Spirit. when he died at 29 Mary Shelley kept his heart under her desk for 30 years.  Shelley did not achieve fame during his lifetime only got recognition after he passed

T.S Eliot, Noble Prize Winner, Considered one of the 20th century’s major poets, he is a central figure in English-language Modernist poetry.

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