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Five Great Poets of all times

Poetry — one of the most important and time-honored forms of literature in the world — brought us great poets like William Shakespeare and W.B. Yeats to ancient poets like Homer and Dante Alighieri to American treasures like Robert Frost and Emily Dickinson.Today is world’s Poetry day and on this platform we will be celebrating 5 poets of all times.

Edgar Allen Poe

Birthplace: Boston

Famous poem: “The Raven”

Famous quote: “I have great faith in fools — self-confidence my friends call it.”

William Shakespeare

Birthplace: Stratford-upon-Avon, England

Famous poem: “Sonnet XVIII” (Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?)

Famous quote: “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts. His acts being seven ages.”

Maya Angelou

Birthplace: St. Louis

Famous poem: “On the Pulse of Morning”

Famous quote: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

Emily Dickinson

Birthplace: Amherst, Massachusetts

Famous poem: “ ‘Hope’ is the thing with feathers”

Famous quote: “Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul — and sings the tunes without the words — and never stops at all.”

John Keats

Birthplace: London

Famous poem: “A Thing of Beauty (Endymion)”

Famous quote: “A thing of beauty is a joy forever; its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness.”

 

 

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