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poets for english exam semester 2

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Nikki Giovanni
has received nineteen honary doctorates, three "Woman of the Year" awards, and two NAACP Image Awards
Walt Whitman
was born on Long Island, New York, in 1819 and was known for being an international humanist
Robert Frost
was born in San Francisco, CA in 1874, but moved to New England at age 11
Alfred Noyes
grew up in Wolverhampton, England
Langston Hughes
was born in Joplin, Missouri
Alfred Noyes
dropped out of school at 16; sold his first book Eighteen Poems when he was 20
Emily Dickinson
was born in Amherst, Massachusetts in 1830
Robert Frost
wrote about the life and landscape of New England and won four Pulitzer Prizes`
Emily Dickinson
wrote the poem "Because I Could Not Stop for Death," which shows her calm acceptance of Death
Nikki Giovanni
is a distinguished Professor at Virginia Tech
Walt Whitman
wrote a famous book of poetry is called Leaves of Grass, which is considered a masterpiece of world literature
Dylan Thomas
died of alcoholism at age 39
Alfred Noyes
suffered from blindness toward the end of his life and had to dictate his poetry for someone else to write down
Robert Frost
wrote "The Road Not Taken"
Langston Hughes
wrote poems that typically portrayed black life in American in the 20's-60's
Walt Whitman
wrote a famous poem that honored Abraham Lincoln upon his death
Emily Dickinson
lived in almost complete isolation for most of her life
Dylan Thomas
was a legendary figure, known for his theatrical readings of his own poetry, his roaring public disputes, and his excessive drinking
Nikki Giovanni
writes bold, controversial poems about the situation of Americans on all sides of various race issues