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American Poets Over the Years

American Poets Over the Years

The Early Days William Cullen Bryant is one of the nation’s earliest recorded poets and reportedly descended from one of the pilgrims that arrived on the Mayflower from England. He was born into a well-appointed family in 1794 and his father’s...

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Famous Welsh Poets

Famous Welsh Poets

What’s in a Name? The tiny country of Wales is part of the larger United Kingdom but despite its diminutive stature has produced much talent across the many genres of the art world. The world of poetry is well represented by a number of talented...

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African American Poets

African American Poets

Setting the Standard As with many areas of life for African Americans, acceptance and equality have been an issue. The Arts are no exception and therefore it is interesting to take a look at some of the significant contributions made by African...

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The Complexity of Writing a Poem

The Complexity of Writing a Poem

A poem can be considered a piece of the heart of the artist and therefore one of the most difficult forms of literature, implying more than just putting your thoughts and feelings on a piece of paper in a haphazard way. For this reason, major...

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The Various Types of Poetry

The Various Types of Poetry

What is Poetry? Poetry is one of the most well-known writing styles in history and whilst its birth can’t be exactly traced the earliest recordings come from ancient times when we first invented writing. One of the most respected literature...

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Why Poetry is Enjoyable to Listen To

Why Poetry is Enjoyable to Listen To

Hearing is one of our less evolved senses and we mainly rely on our sight to better understand the world around us and to enjoy ourselves. You might think that because of this our hearing is merely a necessity to survive but unlike other animals...

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Poetry and Rap

Poetry and Rap

Poetry is perhaps one of the oldest forms of literature, created long before the invention of writing itself and it continues to be extremely popular and appreciated today. It is a written art as well as a spoken one, and conveys so much meaning...

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Should Poetry Be Taught in Schools?

Should Poetry Be Taught in Schools?

Do you see high school poetry as suffering from an image problem? Imagine watching some kids reciting some lines or stanzas at the Dead Poets Society or some people busily imitating Dickinson at public venues such as parks. Do not also forget the...

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The Great Sylvia Plath

The Great Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath was a novelist, short story writer and poet from America. She was born in 1932 in Boston, Massachusetts. She was to become a very talented writer and poet, who showed her talent at a very young age. In fact, her very first poem was...

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African Tribal Poetry

African Tribal Poetry

Sometimes the things we don’t understand become considered less worthy then what the tradition has deemed the acceptable norm. This is the case with the perception of African tribal poetry which has historically been measured against the...

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All About Maya Angelou

All About Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou was born Marguerite Annie Johnson in 1928 in St. Louis, Missouri. Maya had a troubled childhood and witnessed and experienced firsthand the racism in America that was prevalent at the time. She was a very accomplished poet, writer...

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