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  • 1779

    Thomas Moore: On the 28th of May 1779 Thomas Moore is born in Dublin, Ireland [Dublin, Ireland]

  • 1849

    Anne Brontë: On the 28th of May 1849 at the age of 29 Anne Brontë passes away in Scarborough, North Riding of Yorkshire, England [Scarborough, North Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom]

  • 1913

    May Swenson: On the 28th of May 1913 May Swenson is born in Logan, Utah [Logan, Utah, United States]

  • 2014

    Maya Angelou: Angelou dies on the morning of May 28, 2014, according to a family statement [North Carolina, United States]

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Poetic WordClouds - These are the most common words in Poetry


Have you ever wondered what some of the most common words used in poetry are? Of course, some poets are known for writing about certain themes, but are there any surprising words that feature throughout? And, just how have these words changed over time? Are there any glaring differences when comparing classic poems with contemporary poems submitted through our community platform? This is what we sought to find out at My Poetic Side. Continue reading.

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