Quick Answer: Who Was The First Poet In English?

Who is the father of English poetry?

Geoffrey ChaucerGeoffrey Chaucer (/ˈtʃɔːsər/; c.

1340s – 25 October 1400) was an English poet and author.

Widely considered the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages, he is best known for The Canterbury Tales.

He has been called the “father of English literature”, or, alternatively, the “father of English poetry”..

Why is Chaucer known as the father of English literature?

Geoffrey Chaucer is called the father of English literature because he was the first to write what became generally well-known and recognized poems and stories in the language of the common people of his time – medieval English.

Who is the father of English language in India?

Thomas BabingtonZareer Masani’s immensely readable biography of Thomas Babington, Lord Macaulay comes at this time of significant policy focus on quality in state-funded education and amidst a healthy public discourse on the uses of English as a skill, at par with basic literacy, numeracy and IT skills.

Who is first English poet?

Caedmon, (flourished 658–680), first Old English Christian poet, whose fragmentary hymn to the creation remains a symbol of the adaptation of the aristocratic-heroic Anglo-Saxon verse tradition to the expression of Christian themes.

Who is the most famous English writer?

Here at No Sweat Shakespeare we have no doubt that William Shakespeare is by far the best (and probably most famous) writer in English literary history.