poem index


Metaphysical Poet

John Donne, along with similar but distinct poets such as George HerbertAndrew Marvell, and Henry Vaughn, developed metaphysical poetry, a poetic style in which philosophical and spiritual subjects were approached with reason and often concluded in paradox. 

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William Carlos Williams 1883-1963 Objectivists, Modernism, Metaphysical Poet, Imagism
Henry Vaughan Metaphysical Poet
Wallace Stevens 1879-1955 Modernism, Metaphysical Poet
Marie Ponsot 1921- Metaphysical Poet, Language Poetry
Andrew Marvell 1621-1678 Metaphysical Poet
Samuel Johnson 1709-1784 Metaphysical Poet
George Herbert 1593-1633 Metaphysical Poet
John Donne 1572-1631 Metaphysical Poet
H. D. 1886-1961 Modernism, Metaphysical Poet, Imagism, Poets of World War I
Elizabeth Bishop 1911-1979 Metaphysical Poet, Translators