History's 10 Most Influential Poets, Ranked

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History books are filled with talented poets, but which ones are the most important? Social network My Poetic Side traced the literary influences of 250 writers and narrowed them down to 10 major figures—William Shakespeare, Walt Whitman, William Wordsworth, John Keats, William Blake, Percy Bysshe Shelley, John Milton, Edgar Allan Poe, Ezra Pound, and T.S. Eliot. Check out the full ranking in the infographic below, and click it to view a larger version of the image.

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