Poets I

3 Oct 2022

William Shakespeare
Shakespeare, one of the greatest authors of all time, practically developed and popularized many of the poetic forms included in this article. He added almost 1,700 words to the English language and coined numerous expressions that are still in common usage today, including "wild goose chase," "break the ice," and "heart of gold."

His works are still often performed, examined, and quoted. Here is a famous phrase from Sonnet 18 by William Shakespeare: 
Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?                                                         
Thou art more lovely and more temperate                                            

William Wordsworth 
The Romantic age in poetry and literature was sparked by Wordsworth's poems about the splendor of nature. Other well-known poets, including Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and John Keats, were influenced by his work. The title of one of his most well-known poems is I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud (also sometimes called Daffodils). One of the poems with the most repeated opening lines is this one:
I wandered lonely as a cloud                                                         
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,                                                         
When all at once I saw a crowd,                                                         
A host, of golden daffodils                                                

References (Example)

[1] Twinkl, 'Who are some famous poets?' (online, 2022) <https://www.twinkl.com.ng/homework-help/english-homework-help/poetry-facts-for-kids/who-are-some-famous-poets>.

Write & Read to Earn with BULB

Learn More

Enjoy this blog? Subscribe to belle


No comments yet.