The Graveyards poets were a number of pre-Romantic English poets of the 18th century characterized by their gloomy meditation on morality in the context of the graveyard. They were preoccupied with the themes of death, morbidity, and delightful gloom, the sense of Weltschmerz devoted to investigation of melancholy and clinical states of mind.
- – Thomas Gray (Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard)
- – Edward Young (The Complaint or Night Thoughts)
- – Robert Blair (The Grave)