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friend of Chaucer/Cinkante Ballades/Mirour de l'Omme/Vox Clamantis/Confessio Amantis (30,000 lines!)
member of Pleiade/praised St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre in sonnet/elaborated system for regulating French verse by quantity (vers mesurés)/founded Académie de music et poesie
'Fathers of the English Sonnet' (hint: name both)
12th-13th cent/Brut (named for Brutus of Troy (Brit's mythological founder) based on Roman de Brut by Wace which is based on Geoffrey of Monmouth's History of the Kings of Britain)
The Pangolin
Light Shining Out of the Darkness/ The Task/ Translations of the Illiad and Odyssey
Ossian Cycle (author claimed to translate the work of Ossian - much disputed)
Norman poet from 1100's/Roman de Brut (based on Monmouth's History of the Kings of Britain)/Roman de Rou (about William the Conqueror and Norman invasion of England)
French group included Leconte de Lisle, Sully Prudhomme, Paul Verlain, Stephane Mallarme, & Jose Maria de Heredia
Ode to Joy (choral portion of Beethoven's 9th Symphony)/Human Knowlege/The Forum of Woman/Amalia/Elysium/Fantasie - To Laura/Love and Desire/Xenien (satirical poems w/Goethe)
Elegist of Ancient Sparta, lauded for patriotism
member of Pleiade/Defense and Illustration of the French Language (manifesto of Pleiade)/Antiquités de Rome/Contre les envieux fioles (to Ronsard)/Olive (modeled after Petrarch)
minister who lived during Warring States(Zhou) period & Dragon Boat Festival commemorates his death/Chu Ci (The Songs of the South or Songs of Chu)/Li Sao (one of the Chu Ci poems)
Shakespeare of India/Sanskrit Poet/ The Recognition of Sakuntala
Hartford Wit who wrote The Hasty Pudding (mock epic)/The Vision of Columbus (The Columbiad)/Advice to the Privileged Orders
Once/Revolutionary Petunias and Other Poems/Absolute Trust in the Goodness of the Earth/Hard Times Require Furious Dancing
The Martyr (on the death of Lincoln)/Clarel: A Poem and Pilgramage in the Holy Land/John Marr and Other Sailors/Timoleon
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Invictus
1651-1695 nun in Mexico/child prodigy/known as 10th Muse/Response to Sister Filotea (1st feminist manifesto/The Dream (silva)/Loa to Divine Narcissus/My Divine Lysis/You Men
German lyric poet/works set to music (Lieders) by Schumann & Schubert/cousin of Marx/part of Young Germany/Travel Pictures/The Homecoming/Letters from Berlin/Book of Songs
known as the 'Bard of the Yukon'/The Cremation of Sam McGee/The Shooting of Dan McGrew/Songs of a Sourdough (collection)
16th Century Italian Poet/Jerusalem Delivered (La Gerusalemme Liberata)/died shortly before being crowned King of Poets
Evening Meditation on the God's Grandeur/Ode on the Taking of Khotin from the Turks/discoverer of atmosphere of Venus
1561-1627/Spanish Baroque poet/lifelong rival of Francisco de Quevedo/style characterized by culteranismo (or Gongorism)
Poly-Olbion (topographical poem describing England and Wales)
countercultural San Francisco poet of the 60's/Please Plant This Book/Rommel Drives on Deep into Egypt/The Pill Versus the Springhill Mine Disaster
was a Fireside poet, Quaker, & abolitionist/Snowbound/The Brewing of Soma/The Barefoot Boy/Barbara Frietchie/Ichabod/An Autograph/Burning Drift-Wood
1580-1645/Spanish nobleman & Baroque poet/lifelong rival of Luis de Góngora/style characterized by conceptismo/To Apollo Chasing Daphne/Cartas del Caballero de la Tenaza
Jamaican-American seminal figure of Harlem Renaissance/Harlem Shadows poetry collection/Home to Harlem/Banjo/Banana Bottom
oldest existing collection of Chinese poetry (305 works from 11th -7th Cent BC)/one of the 5 classics said to be compiled by Confucius
Poet Laureate of the Confederacy/A Vision of Poesy/Ethnogenesis/A Cry to Arms/Carolina/Katie
a Fireside Poet/editor of Atlantic Monthly/ambassador to Spain & UK/Bigelow Papers/A Fable for Critics/The Vision of Sir Launfal/The Cathedral/Under the Willows/Heartsease and Rue
Brit who popularized the limerick/Book of Nonsense/Scroobius Pip (unfinished at death: finished by Ogden Nash)

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