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bard

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Definition someone who composes and recites or sings poems about important events and people; or (as a proper noun) Shakespeare

Shakespeare is sometimes called the Bard of Avon or just the Bard.
  • Shakespeare is sometimes called the Bard of Avon.
bard = someone who composes poems about important events and people
  • He calls himself a bard from Brooklyn.
  • bard = someone who composes and shares poems about important events and people
  • The bard performed a narrative poem.
  • bard = someone who composes and recites or sings poems about important events and people
  • I thought: when my father returns, this boy will learn that life is not a bard's song.
    Madeline Miller  --  Circe
  • bard = someone who composes and recites or sings poems about important events and people
  • While we're on the topic of old Will's insufficiencies, your writing about young Hazel reminds me of the Bard's Fifty-fifth sonnet, which of course begins, "Not marble, nor the gilded monuments / Of princes, shall outlive this powerful rhyme; / But you shall shine more bright in these contents / Than unswept stone, besmear'd with sluttish time."
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • bard = Shakespeare
  • Yet louder, higher, stronger, bard!
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • bard = a lyric poet
  • You've never heard of The Tales of Beedle the Bard?
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • bard = lyric poet
  • I felt that pleasure the bards sing of so often: homecoming.
    Madeline Miller  --  Circe
  • bards = people who compose and recite or sing poems about important events and people
  • The gesture was like a bard's.
    Madeline Miller  --  Circe
  • bard = someone who composes and recites or sings poems about important events and people
  • I know what is sung by bards and played in courtyards for kings.
    Madeline Miller  --  Circe
  • bards = people who compose and recite or sing poems about important events and people
  • The bards had been at the story, no doubt, but I could still see Medea's bright, piercing face.
    Madeline Miller  --  Circe
  • bards = people who compose and recite or sing poems about important events and people
  • Tell me, did that bard ever speak of Pasiphae, queen of Crete?
    Madeline Miller  --  Circe
  • bard = person who composes and recites or sings poems about important events and people
  • There had apparently been a bard on Ithaca who was skilled at such tales, and he wanted to hear from Telemachus the versions that he'd told.
    Madeline Miller  --  Circe
  • bard = someone who composes and recites or sings poems about important events and people
  • He told my mother his stories, but whenever I asked, he said I should talk to a bard.
    Madeline Miller  --  Circe
  • bard = someone who composes and recites or sings poems about important events and people
  • His voice rolled like a bard's: Achilles, prince of Phthia, swiftest of all the Greeks, best of the Achaian warriors at Troy.
    Madeline Miller  --  Circe
  • bard = someone who composes and recites or sings poems about important events and people
  • The bard did not say.
    Madeline Miller  --  Circe
  • bard = person who composes and recites or sings poems about important events and people
  • When he talked, he was lawyer and bard and crossroads charlatan at once, arguing his case, entertaining, pulling back the veil to show you the secrets of the world.
    Madeline Miller  --  Circe
  • bard = lyric poet
  • It is this error, often shared by philologists of sounder information, that lies under the doctrine that the plays of Shakespeare are full of slang, and that the Bard showed but a feeble taste in language.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • bard = Shakespeare
  • It was she who cast the deciding vote at the Shakespeare Reading Circle that the bard's works should be varied with those of Mr. Dickens and Mr. Bulwer-Lytton and not the poems of Lord Byron, as had been suggested by a young and, Melanie privately feared, very fast bachelor member of the Circle.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • bard = Shakespeare
  • It was as the storyteller, the bard, that Harriet's active years came to a close.
    Ann Petry  --  Harriet Tubman

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