The Greatest Poets of All Time

Here are 35 of the greatest poets of all time.
Quiz by RiienneXeica
Last updated: May 19, 2020
First submittedMarch 6, 2018
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Famous Poem
"Dulce et Decorum Est"
Wilfred Owen
"The Raven"
Edgar Allen Poe
"Sonnet XVIII"
William Shakespeare
"'Hope' is the thing with feathers"
Emily Dickinson
"Where The Sidewalk Ends"
Shel Silverstein
"The Tyger"
William Blake
"I Carry Your Heart With Me"
E. E. Cummings
Thomas Hardy
"Gunga Din"
Rudyard Kipling
"A Vision"
Oscar Wilde
"A Thing of Beauty (Endymion)"
John Keats
"The Iliad"
"On the Pulse of Morning"
Maya Angelou
Sylvia Plath
"Paradise Lost"
John Milton
"The Song of Hiawatha"
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"The Prelude"
William Wordsworth
"Ode to Stephen Dowling Bots, Dec'd"
Mark Twain
Famous Poem
"The Charge of the Light Brigade"
Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Lewis Carroll
"Sappho 31"
"I Too Sing America"
Langston Hughes
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"No Man Is An Island"
John Donne
"The Second Coming"
W. B. Yeats
"She Walks in Beauty"
Lord Byron
"The Road Not Taken"
Robert Frost
"I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You"
Pablo Neruda
"Divine Comedy"
Dante Alighieri
"I Hear America Singing"
Walt Whitman
"The Waste Land"
T. S. Eliot
"How Do I Love Thee?"
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
"Hugh Selwyn Mauberley"
Ezra Pound
"Quiet Night Thought"
Li Bai
"Masnavi-ye Ma'navi (Spiritual Verses)"
Jalal al-Din Rumi
Level 70
Nov 6, 2018
Good idea for a quiz. Could I suggest that you accept Dante (I couldn't spell Alighieri)? My major criticism is that a list of the 34 best poets of all time should miss out Wilfred Owen, who in my view is the greatest ever to have written in the English language. Read "Dulce et Decorum Est" and tell me that he doesn't deserve to be in this list. Also consider adding St John of the Cross - try "Coplas del mismo hechas sobre un éxtasis de alta contemplación" for example.
Level 79
May 19, 2020
Unfair to capitalize the title of e.e. cummings' poem. :-)
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