Poet

A poet is a person who creates poetry. Poets may describe themselves as such or be described as such by others. A poet may simply be a writer of poetry, or may perform their art to an audience.

Postmortal fictional portrait of Slovak poet Janko Kráľ (1822–1876) – an idealized romanticized picture of "how a real poet should look" in Western culture.

Victor Hugo was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist. Hugo is renowned for works such as Les Contemplations (The Contemplations) and La Légende des siècles (The Legend of the Ages).
Poet
Occupation
NamesPoet, Troubador, Bard
Occupation type
Vocation
Activity sectors
Literary
Description
CompetenciesWriting
Related jobs
Novelist, writer, lyricist

The work of a poet is essentially one of communication, either expressing ideas in a literal sense, such as writing about a specific event or place, or metaphorically. Poets have existed since antiquity, in nearly all languages, and have produced works that vary greatly in different cultures and periods.[1] Throughout each civilization and language, poets have used various styles that have changed through the course of literary history, resulting in a history of poets as diverse as the literature they have produced.

Many ancient poets may not have achieved fame in their lifetime, but there are exceptions; Johan Ludvig Runeberg (1804–1877), who later also rose to the position of a "national poet of Finland", was a well-respected person when lived in his home country.
The Italian Giacomo Leopardi was mentioned by the University of Birmingham as "one of the most radical and challenging of nineteenth-century thinkers".[2]

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