Cavalier poets


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Cavalier poets

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1. (Literary & Literary Critical Movements) a group of mid-17th-century English lyric poets, mostly courtiers of Charles I. Chief among them were Robert Herrick, Thomas Carew, Sir John Suckling, and Richard Lovelace
2. (Poetry) a group of mid-17th-century English lyric poets, mostly courtiers of Charles I. Chief among them were Robert Herrick, Thomas Carew, Sir John Suckling, and Richard Lovelace

Cav′alier po′ets


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a group of English poets, including Herrick, Carew, Lovelace, and Suckling, mainly at the court of Charles I.
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This new collection replaces two earlier Norton Critical Editions: Ben Jonson and the Cavalier Poets and George Herbert and the Seventeenth-Century Religious Poets.
English Cavalier poets urged people to carpe diem, or "seize the day.
Both Spenserian and Cavalier poets appropriated Shakespeare's distinctive treatment of fairylore, ironically aligning it with the courtly myth of the TudorStuart "faery" monarchs.