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A Brief History of Poetry in English
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658: Caedmon, first known poet in English. He verbally composed short devotional poems.
~ 700: Beowulf, the oldest long poem in English. Author unknown.
1320: Dante's "The Divine Comedy" is completed. He dies the following year.
1400: Geoffrey Chaucer's "The Canterbury Tales"
1593: William Shakespeare publishes first poetic work, "Venus and Adonis"
1616: William Shakespeare dies.
1667: John Milton published the first edition of "Paradise Lost"
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