Most of us have grown up reading the poetic verses of 19th century great poets. Be it Robert Browning or Charles Baudelaire, EE Cummings or Mary Elizabeth Coleridge, Louisa May Alcott or William Morris, the poets have rendered a part of their self in their works which is why one can connect to it soulfully. Using the aesthetics and rhythmic qualities of a language, a poet writes poetry. It is by far one of the most popular forms of literature that have ahistory that dates back to the pre-historic era. Over the centuries, poets have used forms and conventions to suggest differential interpretation to words to evoke emotive responses. While some poets revolve their work in a particular culture and genre there are others who portray the social and cultural state through the poetic traditions. The last century saw an influx of poets who penned in varying genres from narrative poetry to epic ones, dramatic, satirical light, lyrical, elegies, verse, prose style and even speculative poetry. This section has a list of famous poets from the 19th century who have left a lasting imprint on the world of literature with their verse and rhyme. Check out.
J. R. R. TolkienJ. R. R. Tolkien
03 January 1892, British, South African
Rabindranath TagoreRabindranath Tagore
07 May 1861, Indian

Oscar WildeOscar Wilde
16 October 1854, Irish
Playwright, Poet & Novelist

Edgar Allan PoeEdgar Allan Poe
19 January 1809, American

Aleister CrowleyAleister Crowley
12 October 1875, British

Emily DickinsonEmily Dickinson
10 December 1830, American
Lord ByronLord Byron
22 January 1788, British
Poet, Politician

Rudyard KiplingRudyard Kipling
30 December 1865, British
Journalist, Poet & Novelist

Robert FrostRobert Frost
26 March 1874, American
Henry David ThoreauHenry David Thoreau
12 July 1817, American
Writer and Philosopher

Ralph Waldo EmersionRalph Waldo Emerson
25 May 1803, American
American Lecturer, Philosopher, Essayist & Poet
Aldous HuxleyAldous Huxley
26 July 1894, British, American

T. S. EliotT. S. Eliot
26 September 1888, American

Victor HugoVictor Hugo
26 February 1802, French
Novelist & Poet

William BlakeWilliam Blake
28 November 1757, British
Painter, Poet

James JoyceJames Joyce
02 February 1882, Irish
Lewis CarrollLewis Carroll
27 January 1832, British
Novelist, Mathematician & Photographer

Vinayak Damodar SavarkarVinayak Damodar Savarkar
28 May 1883, Indian
Independence Activist, Reformer

Walt WhitmanWalt Whitman
31 May 1819, American
Poet & humanist

William FaulknerWilliam Faulkner
25 September 1897, American
Writer, Nobel Laureate
Robert Louis StevensonRobert Louis Stevenson
13 November 1850, Scottish
Novelist, Poet

Sarojini NaiduSarojini Naidu
13 February 1879, Indian
Poet and Freedom Fighter
Muhammad IqbalMuhammad Iqbal
09 November 1877, Pakistani
Poet & Philosopher

Charlotte BronteCharlotte Bronte
21 April 1816, British

W B YeatsW B Yeats
13 June 1865, Irish
Gertrude SteinGertrude Stein
03 February 1874, American
American novelist

Thomas HardyThomas Hardy
02 June 1840, British
Novelist & Poet
Alexander PushkinAlexander Pushkin
06 June 1799, Russian

D. H. LawrenceD. H. Lawrence
11 September 1885, British

Emily BrontëEmily Brontë
30 July 1818, British
Khalil GibranKhalil Gibran
06 January 1883, Lebanese

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Ezra PoundEzra Pound
30 October 1885, American
George EliotGeorge Eliot
22 November 1819, British
Poet & Novelist

Jorge Luis BorgesJorge Luis Borges
24 August 1899, Argentinian
Poet & Short Story Writer

Bertolt BrechtBertolt Brecht
10 February 1898, German

A. A. MilneA. A. Milne
18 January 1882, British
Novelist, Playwright, Poet
Alfred Lord TennysonAlfred Lord Tennyson
05 August 1809, British
Samuel ColeridgeSamuel Coleridge
21 October 1772, British

Hermann HesseHermann Hesse
02 July 1877, Swiss, German
Poet & Novelist

Dorothy ParkerDorothy Parker
22 August 1893, American

William MorrisWilliam Morris
24 March 1834, British
Textile Designer, Poet
Charles BaudelaireCharles Baudelaire
09 April 1821, French

Henrik IbsenHenrik Ibsen
20 March 1828, Norwegian
Playwright, Poet.

Arthur RimbaudArthur Rimbaud
20 October 1854, French

Rainer Maria RilkeRainer Maria Rilke
04 December 1875, Austrian
Poet & Novelist

Kazi Nazrul IslamKazi Nazrul Islam
24 May 1899, Bangladeshi, Indian
National Poet of Bangladesh
Savitribai PhuleSavitribai Phule
03 January 1831, Indian
Social Reformer, Poet

Robert BrowningRobert Browning
07 May 1812, British
Poet & Playwright
Elizabeth Barrett BrowningElizabeth Barrett Browning
06 March 1806, British

Federico García LorcaFederico García Lorca
05 June 1898, Spanish

Wilfred OwenWilfred Owen
18 March 1893, British
Ahmed Raza Khan BarelviAhmed Raza Khan Barelvi
14 June 1856, Indian
Islamic Scholar, Reformer

Guy de MaupassantGuy de Maupassant
05 August 1850, French
Novelist & Short Story Writer
Mirza GhalibMirza Ghalib
27 December 1797, Indian

Henry Wadsworth LongfellowHenry Wadsworth Longfellow
27 February 1807, American
Poet & Educator

E. E. CummingsE. E. Cummings
14 October 1894, American

Boris PasternakBoris Pasternak
10 February 1890, Russian
Poet & Writer

Alfred DouglasAlfred Douglas
22 October 1870, British
Jean CocteauJean Cocteau
05 July 1889, French
Novelist, Poet, Artist & Filmmaker

Dante Gabriel RossettiDante Gabriel Rossetti
12 May 1828, British

Siegfried SassoonSiegfried Sassoon
08 September 1886, British

E. B. WhiteE. B. White
11 July 1899, American
Francis Scott KeyFrancis Scott Key
01 August 1779, American

Robert GravesRobert Graves
24 July 1895, British
Poet & Novelist
George SantayanaGeorge Santayana
16 December 1863, Spanish, Italian
Philosopher, Essayist, Poet, & Novelist

Matthew ArnoldMatthew Arnold
24 December 1822, British

Bankim Chandra ChattopadhyaBankim Chandra Chattopadhyay
27 June 1838, Indian
Christina RossettiChristina Rossetti
05 December 1830, British
Poet, Writer, Hymnwriter

Fernando PessoaFernando Pessoa
13 June 1888, Portuguese
Rupert BrookeRupert Brooke
03 August 1887, British

Heinrich HeineHeinrich Heine
13 December 1797, German

Paul VerlainePaul Verlaine
30 March 1844, French
John ReedJohn Reed
22 October 1887, American
Journalist, Poet

Andre BretonAndre Breton
19 February 1896, French
Founder of Surrealism
Ivan TurgenevIvan Turgenev
09 November 1818, Russian

Edna St. Vincent MillayEdna St. Vincent Millay
22 February 1892, American
Poetess and Playwright

Carl SandburgCarl Sandburg
06 January 1878, American
Writer & Editor

August StrindbergAugust Strindberg
22 January 1849, Swedish
vNikos Kazantzakis
18 February 1883, Greek
Philosopher and Writer
Miguel de UnamunoMiguel de Unamuno
29 September 1864, Spanish

Alphonse DaudetAlphonse Daudet
13 May 1840, French
Novelist, Short story writer, playwright, poet

Horatio AlgerHoratio Alger
13 January 1832, American
American writer

Thomas MooreThomas Moore
28 May 1779, Irish
Banjo PatersonBanjo Paterson
17 February 1864, Australian

Oliver GoldsmithOliver Goldsmith
10 November 1728, Irish, British
Novelist, Playwright, Poet

Knut HamsunKnut Hamsun
04 August 1859, Norwegian

James Weldon JohnsonJames Weldon Johnson
17 June 1871, American

Claude McKayClaude McKay
15 September 1889, Jamaican, American
Wallace StevensWallace Stevens
02 October 1879, American

Gabriela MistralGabriela Mistral
07 April 1889, Chilean
Chilean poet
A. E. HousmanA. E. Housman
26 March 1859, British

Henry Louis Vivian DerozioHenry Louis Vivian Derozio
18 April 1809, Indian
Rubén DaríoRubén Darío
18 January 1867, Nicaraguan
Stéphane MallarméStéphane Mallarmé
18 March 1842, French