introduce the art of courtly love and chivalry. . Thomas Gray completes his masterpiece, Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard, one of the most perfect longer poems in the English language, if not the most perfect. 1430 A "haunting riddle-chant" from this era is I Have a Yong Suster. World War II, the Cold War, Modernism and Postmodernism (1937-Present) 1937 Robert Frost wins his third Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. Prehistoric Period (?-55 BC) remains problematic. 1546 Henry Howard is arrested and charged with high treason. Diderot began work on the Encyclopaedia in 1746. The birth of the English poet Charlotte Mew (1869-1928). For Europeans of that era, "American poetry was Longfellow." Charlotte Turner Smith's major poem, Beachy Head, is published posthumously. Was he the last important English language poet to express certainty about his Christian faith? One of the houses destroyed in the fire is Milton's father's house on Bread Street. 56 Birth of Tacitus (c.56 -.120 whose Latin histories would be a primary source of info about the early Britons.
William Cullen Bryant: William Cullen Bryant, poet of nature, best remembered for Thanatopsis, and editor for 50 years of the New York Evening Post. A descendant of early Puritan immigrants, Bryant at 16 entered the sophomore class of Williams College. "Thanatopsis" is a poem by the American poet William Cullen aning 'a consideration of death the word is derived from the Greek 'thanatos' (death) and 'opsis' (view, sight). A comprehensive resource for Famous Poetry Online. The most famous poems by the most celebrated poets can be found on Famous Poetry Online.
1849 Edgar Allan Poe is found "delirious" on the streets of Baltimore; he dies shortly thereafter. 1835 John Clare publishes The Rural Muse. As Greek works became disseminated through the Western world, they created the basis for modern literature." 500 Possible date for the Bible's Song of Solomon and the Sanskrit epics Ramayana and Mahabharata. 1788 The birth of the English romantic poet George Gordon, Lord Byron (1788-1824 the son of Captain "Mad Jack" Byron and Catherine Gordon. 1576 The "Wakefield Master" writes mystery plays with biblical and pastoral themes. Thomson replaced his native lowland Scots with the King's English and wrote Miltonic blank verse.
The core group included Blake, William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and a magnificent trio of friends: Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and John Keats." (We would add the great Scottish poet Robert Burns to the "Big Six making it a "Big Seven." Thomas Chatterton, John. The birth of the English poet Thomas Traherne (1637-1674 a priest know for his religious poetry. Thomas Hardy dies and is buried at the Poet's Corner of Westminster Abbey. Whitman publishes his elegy for Lincoln, When lilacs last in the dooryard bloom'd. 1882 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow dies, comparable to Tennyson in fame, popularity, influence and book sales.
William Gladstone, The Taming of the Shrew written by William Shakespeare,