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Famous Poets & Poetry: 19th Century

The 19th century saw the growing importance of women in poetry. Women like Elizabeth Browning, Emily Dickinson, and Amy Lowell showed the world just how well a women can perform when given the chance at a quality education.

Many other poets, such as E.E. Cummings, started a poetry revolution. What the literature world thought poetry meant began being challenged towards the end of the century. New thoughts on poem writing poured into the 20th century, expanded, and is still being explored today.

Biography and poems of Charles Baudelaire
Charles Baudelaire
Influenced an entire generation of poets.
Biography and poems of Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Elizabeth Browning
"How do I love thee?"
Biography and poems of Robert Browning
Robert Browning
One of the foremost Victorian poets.
Biography, life and works of Lewis Carroll
Lewis Carroll
"Alice in Wonderland"
Life, history and poems of E.E. Cummings
E.E. Cummings
He wrote over 2,900 poems.
Biography and poems of Emily Dickinson
Emily Dickinson
Was published posthumously.
Biography and poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar
Paul Dunbar
1st US-accepted African-American writer.
Biography and poems of Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph W. Emerson
Led the Transcendentalist movement.
Biography and poems of Robert Lee Frost
Robert Frost
Known for his command of colloquial speech.
Biography and poems of Khalil Gibran
Khalil Gibran
A Lebanese-American known for "The Prophet."
Biography and poems of Oliver Wendell Holmes
Oliver Wendell Holmes
A Fireside Poet.
Biography and poems of Jean Ingelow
Jean Ingelow
A successful song and ballad poet.
Biography and poems of Rudyard Kipling
Rudyard Kipling
"prophet of British imperialism".
Biography and poems of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Henry W. Longfellow
One of the five Fireside Poets.
Biography and poems of Amy Lowell
Amy Lowell
An early adherent to free verse.
Biography and poems of Amado Nervo
Amado Nervo
The great Mexican poet.
Biography and poems of Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe
Known for his tales of mystery.
Biography and poems of Alfred Tennyson
Alfred Tennyson
The famous English poet.
Biography and poems of Walt Whitman
Walt Whitman
Part of the transition to realism.
Biography and poems of Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde
The great Irish poet.
Biography and poems of William Butler Yeats
William Butler Yeats
Founded the Rhymer's Club.