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in Wales, term originally used to refer to the order of minstrel-poets who composed and recited the poems that celebrated the feats of Celtic chieftains and warriors. The term bard in present-day usage has become synonymous with poet, particularly a revered poet.

bard

1. 
a. (formerly) one of an ancient Celtic order of poets who recited verses about the exploits, often legendary, of their tribes
b. (in modern times) a poet who wins a verse competition at a Welsh eisteddfod
2. Archaic or literary any poet, esp one who writes lyric or heroic verse or is of national importance
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She recently wrote ``Shakespeare and Seuss,'' a humorous intermingling of the Bard of Avon with tales of children's author, Dr.
In the opening speech of "The Tragedy of King Richard the Third," published in 1591, the Bard of Avon has his title character declare: "I, that am curtailed of this fair proportion, / Cheated of feature by dissembling nature, / Deformed, unfinished, sent before my time / Into this breathing world, scarce half made up, / And that so lamely and unfashionable / That dogs bark at me as I halt by them.
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She taught Shakespeare classes and, at the end of each academic year, organized a party in which students and she dressed up in togas and recited their favorite lines from the Bard of Avon.
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Or, as the Bard of Avon might have put it, all was indeed well that ended well.