Already in the antiquity highest appreciation was brought to the person of the “singer”.
Asprominent poets let themselves be called:
- Echnaton (the Egyptian Aton Hymnus),
- king David, (the Hebrew Psalter),
- the Greeks Archilochos, Terpandros, Alkaios, Sappho and Anakreon,
- the Romans Catull, Tibull, prop. ore, Ovid, Horaz.
In the people-linguistic Middle Ages individual personalities step particularly in the Minnesang and in the saying seal out (roll ago of the bird pasture, woman Mrs., Trobadors). Religious lyric poetry (e.g. the sequences) as well as latin Vagantendichtung are often anonymous indelivers larger collections (Carmina Burana). The master singers of the urban coined/shaped late Middle Ages (and. A. ) Their seal as learn and checkable of syllable and tones produce Hans Sachs - handicraft.
In Italy the poets of the Renaissance Dante and Petrarca worked innovative,further important poets Michelangelo or Torquato Tasso, and much, many later then the Gabriele D'Annunzio or Giuseppe Ungaretti.
England poets, first under Italian influence, find in William Shakespeare and John Milton, then in Alexander Pope and Thomas Gray and later in Robert Burns, William Blake or John Keats up to the generation 20. Century T. S. Eliot or Dylan Thomas's outstanding representatives.
Into Germany as well as the religious poets Friedrich Spee and beside the creators the poets of the church song, begun with Martin Luther and Paul Gerhardt, step human lyric poetry Andreas Gryphius, with which the baroque society poets Martin Opitz, Simon roof and Paul Fleming associated. In 18. Stepped century Barthold Heinrich Brockes, Friedrich of Hagedorn, Christoph Martin how/as country, Christian fear God Gellert as well as Friedrich God-dearKlopstock out.
Its own position takes Bertolt breaks in .
To the most important creators of German-language modern lyric poetry since the Second World War count
- Paul Celan
- Nelly Sachs
- Inge-borrow brook man
- Peter Huchel
- Johannes Bobrowski
- Günter calibrate
- Ilse Aichinger
- Erich Fried
- Hans Magnus Enzensberger
- Ernst Jandl
- Peter Rühmkorf
- Robert Gernhardt
- of peoples brown
- Günter Kunert
- of pure Kunze
- Sarah Kirsch
- Rolf Dieter Brinkmann
- Nicolas fount
- To Durs green leg
- Thomas sound