The 20th century witnessed a rich tapestry of poetic voices, each leaving an indelible mark on literary history. Figures like T.S. Eliot, with his groundbreaking modernist works like “The Waste Land,” challenged traditional forms and explored themes of disillusionment and cultural fragmentation. Sylvia Plath’s raw, confessional poetry delved into the complexities of the human psyche, while Langston Hughes gave voice to the African American experience with his evocative verses. Pablo Neruda’s passionate odes celebrated love and nature, while Seamus Heaney’s lyrical reflections on Irish identity resonated deeply. These poets, among others, illuminated the diverse facets of the human condition, shaping the landscape of 20th-century poetry with their innovation and insight.

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