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He got me interested in poetry after reading his verse plays and has always stayed with me
I think he deserves to be right at the top
The best writer about animals in the English language.
A much better poet than his ex-wife though she seems to get all the attention because of her mental problems.
In an era that makes a better claim than most upon the familiar term transitional, Andrew Marvell is surely the single most compelling embodiment of the change
Dover Beach is a poetic masterpiece. Maybe one poem doesn't make the poet, but nevertheless "Dover Beach" is far above the other Victorian works.
Thomas's poems are noted for their attention to the English countryside and a certain colloquial style. A short poem of Thomas's serves as an example of how he blends war and countryside throughout his poetry.
Andrew Motion puts him in the top ten.
His genius was blown to pieces
He wrote a huge amount but the few last great poems of solitude are something no other poet has ever reached.
Probably the greatest Scottish poet, though little read, maybe because his language is too antique and dialectal
He wasn't just a novelist - he also wrote some of the most tragic poems in English - and they are great achievements in their own right
Displays great appreciation for traditional skill and craftsmanship
Fantastic Irish poet who sadly passed away a few years ago. His legacy will live on through his beautiful minipulation and classic construction of the English language.
His songs are great and he deserved that Nobel Prize more than Dylan, who acts like primadonna about it
Simply amazing lyrics and poetry. he's not the best of all time but deserves to be a little higher.
Unpretentious but still thought provoking, he speaks the truth. Plus Isaac Brock wrote a really cool song about him...
"If you want to know who your friends are, get yourself a jail sentence. "
Brought the vernacular into poetry - much more readable than Owen, and has a deeper, more lasting effect
A voice for Israel in poetry
Dies before his time
Way ahead of his time too
Not waving but drowning - unforgettable
Comic poets are far too far down this list. Poetry isn't just about feeling sombre. JB is among the very best of chucklers.
I can never forget his poem about stealing food from the fridge
Her poetry poses interesting questions which is notably intriguing and she uses a conversational tone in many of her poems with contributes to her uniqueness as a poet. She offers a wide range of themes-all with similar stylistic features, hich proves in itself the talent she possessed.
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2. Walt Whitman
3. William Shakespeare
2. Rudyard Kipling
3. T. S. Eliot
2. John McCrae
3. W. H. Auden
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