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The earliest surviving English poetry was composed as early as the 7th century. Most Old English poems are recorded without authors, and very few names are known with any certainty. Geoffrey Chaucer is the most highly regarded English poet of the Middle Ages 5th to 15th century. The 16th century marked the beginning of the English Renaissance whose towering figure was undoubtedly William Shakespeare. The early 17th century saw the emergence of a group of writers known as the Metaphysical poets , who were led by John Donne.
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Read and Enjoy Poetry by English Poets., Here at No Sweat Shakespeare we have no doubt that William Shakespeare is by far the best writer in English literary history. It was no easy task as there have been so many English writers over the years, and the list ends up being very subjective.
Such was the impact of poets on culture from around the 16 th century to late 19 th century. Poets all over the world were inspired to write subtle pieces that captured the concentrated emotions of mankind and released them right at the moment when the reader reads by the carefully crafted verses. Today, these poems are considered a valuable artwork and their manuscripts well preserved to preserve their integrity in depicting human virtues and responses through the power of language. Many a poets have been widely remembered for their contribution to the English language that sealed them a permanent spot in the course of history for generations to come. Below are the top poets that have made a mark with their words and touched our hearts.