Poet-laureate sentence example

poet-laureate
  • As poet-laureate, his occasional verses did not escape adverse criticism; his hasty poem in praise of the Jameson Raid in 1896 being a notable instance.
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  • Wordsworth died, and on the 19th of November 1850 Queen Victoria appointed Tennyson poet laureate.
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  • But all these poems are surpassed in length by the 33,000 distichs of the Shakinsha/mnama by the poet-laureate of Fatly All Shah of Persia (1797-1834), and the 40,000 distichs of the Georgenama, a poetical history of India from its discovery by the Portuguese to the conquest of Poona by the English in 1817.
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  • In 1486 he published his first book, Ars versificandi et carminum, which created an immense sensation and gained him the honour of being crowned as the first poet laureate of Germany, the ceremony being performed by the emperor Frederick III.
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  • He became poet laureate in 1930 and in 1935 was made a member of the Order of Merit.
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  • This month, Morgan was named poet laureate of Scotland, the first incumbent, by Jack McConnell, first minister of Scotland.
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  • Before someone leans on someone and Chris Martin is made poet laureate.
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  • The tragedy is presented in modern dress in a new version by the late poet laureate Ted Hughes.
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  • Were not trying to play the big political commentator and we dont want to be the next poet laureate.
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  • Poem attributed to Andrew Motion; the current poet laureate.
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  • His poetry was very popular with the general reading public and he was seen by many as the unofficial poet laureate.
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  • In 1881 Mr Austin returned to verse with a tragedy, Savonarola, to which he added Soliloquies in 1882, Prince Lucifer in 1887, England's Darling in 1896, The Conversion of Winckelmann in 1897, &c. A keen Conservative in politics, for several years he edited The National Review, and wrote leading articles for The Standard, On Tennyson's death in 1892 it was felt that none of the then living poets, except Swinburne or William Morris, who were outside consideration on other grounds, was of sufficient distinction to succeed to the laurel crown, and for several years no new poet-laureate was nominated.
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  • His father, Cecil Day-Lewis, is the Poet Laureate of England and a successful author (under the pen name Nicholas Blake) and his mother, Jill Balcon, was an actress.
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  • Remember, you're not trying to be named poet laureate.
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  • Faringdon House, close to the church, was built by Henry James Pye (1745-1813), poet laureate from 1790 to 1813, who also caused to be planted the conspicuous group of fir-trees on the hill east of the town called Faringdon Clump, or locally (like other similar groups) the Folly.
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