[PDF Notes] What is meant by ‘Silver Poets’

Gerald Bullet refers to Sir Thomas Wyatt, Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, Sir Philip Sidney, Sir Walter Raleigh and John Davies, as the Silver poets of the 16th century, for their poetry is characterised by silver-tongued eloquence. All of them are writers of shorter poems – lyrics, sonnets, ballads, carols, elegies, epitaphs etc. and some of their poems are golden.

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