English Poets and their poems. A list of the top 100 most popular and best famous English poets and their poems. Here are the best and most popular famous English poets in history (with their best poetry).
Frontispiece to William Winstanley, 'The lives of the most famous English poets, or, The honour of Parnassus' (London, H. Clark for Samuel Manship, 1687); portrait in form of bust of author in centre, wearing a wreath, with wreath around plinth below; obelisks on left and right, with wreaths, skeletons on their plinths, resting on books inscribed 'Homer', 'Ouid', 'Ennius', 'Pinder', 'Horate', and 'Virgil'; plaque on left plinth inscribed 'Chaucer'; plaque on right plinth inscribed 'Cowley'…
Robert Herrick was an English poet most famous for this poem. It’s mainly remembered for its first line “Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,” thanks to Robin Williams’ classic … This one hit me right in the feels.
Travels with Alexander the Great - Extract from Alexander Pope's draft translation of Homer's 'The Iliad', with a sketch of the Shield of Achilles. Pope was the most famous English poet and satirist of his age.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning March 1806 – 29 June was one of the most prominent poets of the Victorian era. Her poetry was widely popular in both England and the United States during her lifetime. Engraving 1859 by T.