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bard the English poet and dramatist William Shakespeare (prec. by the). [1/2 definitions]
Dante an Italian poet; Dante Alighieri (1265-1321).
Elizabethan any person living in England during the reign of Elizabeth I, esp. a poet or playwright. [1/2 definitions]
Emily Dickinson major U.S. poet who remained largely unpublished and unknown during her lifetime (b.1830--d.1886).
Geoffrey Chaucer an English poet (b.1340?--d.1400).
Homer an actual or legendary Greek poet (about the eighth century B.C.).
John Milton an English poet (b.1608--d.1674).
laureate see poet laureate. [1/3 definitions]
Lord George Gordon Byron an English poet (b.1788--d.1824).
lyric a lyric poet or poem. [1/6 definitions]
Meena Keshwar Kamal Afghan poet and activist, who was assassinated ten years after founding the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA) (b. 1956--d.1987).
Michelangelo an Italian sculptor, painter, architect, and poet; Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564).
minnesinger a German lyric poet or troubadour of the late Middle Ages.
minstrel a singer, musician, or poet. [1/3 definitions]
Muse (l.c.) the source of creative inspiration, esp. for a poet. [1/2 definitions]
Omar Khayyam2 a Persian poet and mathematician (b.1050?--d.1123?).
Orpheus in Greek mythology, a poet and musician whose music moved even lifeless things and who almost brought his wife, Eurydice, back from the dead, but failed because he turned and looked at her before they reached the upper world.
Ossian in Gaelic legend, a hero and poet of the third century.
Ovid a Roman poet (43 B.C.-17? A.D.).
Paul Laurence Dunbar U.S. poet and novelist, noted for his portrayals of African American life in the South (b.1872--d.1906).
Petrarch an Italian poet; Francesco Petrarca (1304-74).