Alexander Pushkin, who wrote in the early nineteenth century, is considered to be the greatest poet of Russia’s golden age. He was a poet, novelist, dramatist, and short-story writer; he has often been considered his country’s greatest poet and the founder of modern Russian literature.
Legend has it that Sappho, one of the best lyric poets of ancient Greece, leaped to her death from a cliff because of her unrequited love of Phaon, a younger man and a sailor.
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, is a poem about a sailor who is cursed for killing an albatross.
T.S. Eliot won international acclaim with the appearance of The Waste Land in 1922. It is a long poem that powerfully expresses the disillusionment and disgust of the period after World War I.
The iambic pentameter is the most common meter in English poetry. An iamb is an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed one.
The national poet of Scotland is Robert Burns, who wrote poetry and songs in the 18th century. He was also famous for his amours and his rebellion against orthodox religion and morality.
The poem “Jabberwocky” is part of Lewis Carroll’s novel Through the Looking-Glass.
Jabberwocky is a nonsense poem because most of its words are made up, meaning you can’t find them if you look them up in the dictionary.
An almanac is a type of reference book containing not only calendars, weather predictions, and other useful information but also all sorts of other miscellaneous facts.
Meter is the pattern of rhythm in a line of poetry, formed by stressing certain syllables.
Emily Dickinson was a poet from Massachusetts. She lived from 1830 to 1886.