Animals in Famous English Poetry

English with a Smile

By Sasha Crowe

There are lots and lots of famous English poets that have used animals for inspiration. There are also lots and lots of animals that have served as inspiration, from the chicken to the lion, and more. Here, we will take a look at only three of the many famous English poets that often used animals and animal imagery in their poems. We will give you a short biography of each, as well as examples of just a few of their animal poems. Feel free to follow the links to the works. Explore these poets on your own to learn even more.

Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling was an English poet who had a deep respect for animals. He is probably most famous for writing The Jungle Book, a story of Mowgli, a young boy who grows up in the jungle and learns from the animals. Who doesn’t…

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