17th Century English Poets and Poems

A list of Famous 17th Century English Poets. The authors listed on this page include some of the greatest poets of 17th Century.

Seventeenth-Century British Poetry, 1603-1660 (Norton Critical Editions)

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  • $7.50 In this poetry lesson, students closely read two poems by 17th Century poets Robert Herrick and Andrew Marvell and analyze them with a focus on the central themes of each poem. Included in the package are short biographies of Herrick and Marvell, copies of both poems, pre-reading questions, questions for close reading along with answers, vocabulary that includes figurative language, a discussion of carpe diem along with a suggested exercise, and suggested essay topics.

    $4.50 In this poetry lesson, high school students closely read two poems by 17th Century women poets and analyze them with a focus on the central themes of each poem. Included in the package are short biographies of Katherine Philips and Juana Inés de la Cruz, copies of both poems, questions for close reading, vocabulary including figurative language.

  • In Its Now or Never The 17th century poets, Andrew Marvell and Robert Herrick, in their poems "To His Coy Mistress" and "To The Virgins, To Make Much of Time" offer extraordinary insight into the feelings and emotions connected with love. With twenty-eight definitions for the word "love" in the dictionary and therefore with no surprise we find this broadly defined word contributing to a diverse array of poems, which can all claim to be centered around "love." Two such poems are, "To His Coy Mistress" and "To The Virgins, To Make Much of Time" both of which are obviously dealing with the subject of love, despite being written thirty-three years apart they still share a commonality. Andrew Marvell and Robert Herrick both use vivid figurative language and ardent rhyme devices in similar ways in their respective poems to communicate a common theme: that beyond the obvious amorous and passionate nature of love, love is ultimately ephemeral and therefore we must seize it and fully experience it, before love, true to its transient character, passes us by. Both Andrew Marvell and Robert Herrick use dramatic and vibrant figurative language not only to create visual effects that complement and enliven their shared theme but they

    $5.00 In this poetry lesson, students closely read two poems by 17th Century Metaphysical poets John Donne and George Herbert and analyze them with a focus on the central themes of each poem. Included are biographies of Donne and Herbert, context information on the 17th Century, copies of poems, pre-reading questions, questions for close reading, vocabulary list, and essay topics.

    17th Century English Poets and Poems Total Poets: 20

  • 17th Century English Poets and Poems Total Poets: 20

Site for the Metaphysical Poets of 17th-century English Renaissance.