What Are Some Good Poems About Women?


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In William Butler Yeats' "On Woman," the poet praises God for having created woman, in "Any Woman" by Katharine Tynan, the poet describes women as a home's "pillars," and in Maya Angelou's "Phenomenal Woman," the woman's "fire" in her eyes and "joy" in her feet are partly responsible for her appeal. Other poems praising women include "There's Wisdom in Women" by Rupert Brooke and "The Song of the Women" by Rudyard Kipling.

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William Butler Yeats, who lived from 1865 to 1939, is widely thought to have been one of the last century's greatest poets, according to Poetry Foundation. He was particularly adept at poetic phrase and rhythm. Katharine Tynan, an Irish writer who died in 1931, wrote more than 12 poetry books. Themes of interest to her included poverty and feminist causes. Born in 1928 in Missouri, Maya Angelou, whose many vocations included poet and activist for civil rights, was best known for having written several autobiographical works. Rupert Brooke was an English poet who died young, tragically, during the First World War. While critics of the time viewed his poetry as lacking depth, many saw it as a reflection of the country's pre-war mood.

Other authors who have written poetry about women, though not necessarily particularly complimentary, include Robert Browning, Katherine Mansfield, Annie Louisa Walker and David Herbert Lawrence.

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