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poet

(sometimes when feminine), poetess
a person who writes poetry
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I think I have now a better sense of his comparative greatness, but a better sense of his positive greatness I could not have than I had at the beginning; and I believe this is the essential knowledge of a poet. It is very well to say one is greater than Keats, or not so great as Wordsworth; that one is or is not of the highest order of poets like Shakespeare and Dante and Goethe; but that does not mean anything of value, and I never find my account in it.
You will find when you come to read much of the poetry of those days, that poets were very fond of making use of a dream by which to tell a story.
How D'Artagnan became acquainted with a Poet, who had turned Printer for the sake of printing his own Verses
This little coterie of friends was composed of seven famous men, who possessed many talents in common, being poets and musicians, alchemists, philosophers, and mostly hard drinkers as well.
Even during this its greatest period, however, Romanticism had for a time a hard battle to fight, and a chief literary fact of the period was the founding and continued success of the first two important English literary and political quarterlies, 'The Edinburgh Review' and 'The Quarterly Review,' which in general stood in literature for the conservative eighteenth century tradition and violently attacked all, or almost all, the Romantic poets. These quarterlies are sufficiently important to receive a few words in passing.
"Well, of course, there are poets and poets, poets sociable and poets very unsociable.
But granting that some one did say in all seriousness that the poets lie too much: he was right--WE do lie too much.
The schools of poets and philosophers are not more intoxicated with their symbols than the populace with theirs.
"To sum up this long rigmarole, I have, dear B-, what you, no doubt, perceive, for the metaphysical poets as poets, the most sovereign contempt.
You," he said to the First Poet, "excel in Art - take the Apple.
Along time ago, there lived an old poet, a thoroughly kind old poet.