10 of the Best Poems about Courage and Bravery

By Dr Oliver Tearle (Loughborough University)

Poetry can be inspirational and motivational, and perhaps this is most apparent when poets are addressing the topic of bravery, courage, and the need to face one’s fears and stand up.

Throughout the centuries, poets have written memorably about both individual acts of courage and the collective bravery people have marshalled when facing extreme oppression or discrimination, and the following selection of some of the best poems about bravery of various kinds is designed to offer a snapshot of some of the greatest poetic examples of this theme.

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