She was born in the village of Mbongweni,  Bizana, Pondolandin what is now the Eastern Cape province. She was the fifth of nine children, seven sisters and a brother. Her parents, Columbus and Gertrude, who had a white father and Xhosa mother,  were both teachers. Columbus was a history teacher and a headmaster, and Gertrude was a domestic science teacher.
All dates are AD or CE current era unless otherwise specified. Some dates are approximations or "educated guesses. You can click any hyperlinked poem title or writer name to "drill down.
If you're a student who "doesn't like poetry" and is only here grudgingly because of a school assignment, please reconsider. Do you like music: If so, the vast majority of all such songs are rhyming poems set to music. So unless you dislike all the words of every song you've ever heard, you really do like poetry, after all!
Our "Top Ten" lists allow you quickly find the best poets and poems, in our estimation and according to other critics.
The following sections then go into more detail, covering each major period from the Prehistoric to Modernism and Postmodernism. As we begin our quest, let's keep in mind that the English words "story" and "history" derive from the same Latin root, historia. Before writing existed, all knowledge had to be passed down orally, and much of it did so in the form of poetry, because poetry is easier to remember than prose, as with nursery rhymes and the lyrics of our favorite songs.
Some of the poems on this page, as ancient as they are in their written forms, may be much older if they were passed down from generation to generation, orally. If the first poem of the British Isles that we mention, the Song of Amerginreally dates back to the first Celts who invaded and settled the region, then Robert Graves' suggested date of BC may be plausible.
But the honest truth is that no one really knows how far back in time some of these poems go. Burch, editor, The HyperTexts Related pages: Free Verse Timeline Our top twenty poets of all time: Vincent Millay, Wilfred Owen, e.
Londinium London is founded.
Native poetry remains oral. Elites study Latin, the language of church, state and commerce. He was also a scholar, writer and translator. French and Latin rule. Possible date for the Nowell Codex.
French and Latin continue to rule. Printed books would lead to an explosion of knowledge and education around the world. But we'll mark our next period by the birth of the first modern English poet Hamlet, Macbeth, Othello, etc.
It contains some of the earliest English free verse, such as the poetic Song of Solomon. Ben Jonson and his "tribe" are on the rise: But it seems like a dry spell today.
It may have been the first major work of English Romanticism. Although he died at age 17, Chatterton has been called the first Romantic poet.
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The HyperTexts English Poetry Timeline and Chronology English Literature Timeline and Chronology World Literature Timeline and Chronology This is a timeline of English poetry and literature, from the earliest Celtic, Gaelic, Druidic, Anglo-Roman, Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman works, to the present day.
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