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  • Ady Endre (1877 - 1919)
    Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... Endre Ady (November 22, 1877 - January 27, 1919) was a Hungarian poet. Ady was born in Érmindszent, Szilágy Country (part of Austria-Hungary at the time; now a ...
  • Sibylle Maria Josepha Mertens-Schaaffhausen (1797 - 1857)
    cf.: Freundin von Adele von Schopenhauer und Annette von Droste-Hülshoff; bedeutender Nachlass in der Universitätsbibliothek in Bonn
  • James Hogg, "Ettrick Shepherd" (1770 - 1835)
    poet and novelist who wrote in both Scots and English. As a young man he worked as a shepherd and farmhand, and was largely self-educated through reading. He was a friend of many of the great writers o...
  • James Baldwin (1924 - 1987)
    James Arthur Baldwin (August 2, 1924 – December 1, 1987) was an American novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, and social critic. His essays, as collected in Notes of a Native Son (1955), explore pal...
  • Richard Savage (1697 - 1743)
    findagrave... ; Note: The dates of birth and baptism are of the illegitimate son born to Anne Mason. The other dates are of the poet Richard Savage, who claimed to be this son, and whose claims wer...

A poet's work can be literal, meaning that his work is derived from a specific event, or metaphorical, meaning that his work can take on many meanings and forms. Poets have existed since antiquity, in nearly all languages, and have produced works that vary greatly in different cultures and time periods. Throughout each civilization and language, poets have used various styles that have changed through the course of literary history, resulting in a history of poets as diverse as the literature they have produced.

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