The History of British Poetry and British Poets
The history of English poetry and British poets is long and rich, but there are some defining features. In this article, we will examine a few of them and their works. We will also look at some of their themes, and at times consider the work of their contemporaries. We will also consider the role of the English language in the evolution of English literature, as well as their relationship with the rest of the world.
The first major period in the history of British poetry and British poets dates back to the Anglo-Saxon era, which is marked by the presence of Germanic tribes. This period of literature begins with the invasion of Celtic England by the Angles and Saxons, and ends in 1066, when William of Norman France conquered England. Before the seventh century, the majority of writing was oral, but a few notable works were written and are still read today.
The next period of British literature is the Anglo-Saxon era. The Anglo-Saxon era dates to around 450, when the Angles and Saxons conquered Celtic England. The Anglo-Saxon period, which includes the sixth century, is primarily oral literature, but there are a few works of importance. The Anglo-Saxon poets of the sixteenth century include John Lydgate and Edward Elgar.
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The Victorian period marked great political and social change in Britain, and the introduction of the Reform Act 1832 introduced new poetic genres to the nation. Many of the poets of this period have a strong connection to the English countryside, including John Clare. Jonathan Bate is known as the most important poet of the labouring classes, and his poem “The Last Supper” is considered the greatest poem written in the English language.
The nineteenth century was often known as the Augustan age, and the English poets of this era aimed to imitate Latin and Greek verse in an attempt to achieve polished high style. They often wrote in a more formal, measured style than their contemporary counterparts. Despite the diversity of their work, the British poets of the nineteenth century were mainly influenced by French and Italian poets. The Anglo-Saxons also influenced modernists, but the modernists were more inclined toward poetry.
The modernist movement was born in the eighteenth century and influenced the development of English literature. Some of the most famous poets of this period were Gael Turnbull and James Macpherson. The first generation of modernists was the most popular, with the most influential authors being the contemporary English poets. While the history of British poets is long, the literature of the nineteenth century was rich and varied.