Poets and poems of the 1700s

There were many poets and poems during the 1700s. Some of the most famous poets and their poems were:

Francis Scott Key - Poet who wrote The Defence of Fort McHenry (Star Spangled Banner, America's National Anthem) - When Francis Scott Key wrote the Star Spangled Banner, he was being held as a prisoner during the American Revolution.

Clement Moore - A Visit from Saint Nicholas (the Night Before Christmas, Twas the Night Before Christmas) - A Visit from Saint Nicholas is a poem that many children have heard of and was written by Clement Moore as a Christmas gift for his children.

Edward Taylor - Upon a Spider Catching a Fly - Edward Taylor was an England puritan whose writing was different from other puritans because he wrote about God being loving and forgiving.

William Blake - A Cradle Song - This poem is about love and innocence.

These poets and the poems they wrote are still remembered today because the poets were amazing writers who wrote amazing poems that many people appreciate.