Wang Wei was of extensive influence in China and its area of cultural influence, particularly in terms of monochrome ink painting and in terms of his deceptively simple and insightful Buddhist-influenced poetry. Wang Shimin and Wang Yuanqi of the Six Masters of the early Qing period painted works in the style of Wang Wei, as well as copying his paintings as "copying former masters was seen as the cornerstone of artistic training."  In the Ming Dynasty , Dong Qichang included Wang Wei's style in his paintings after the old masters.
Another important group of poets at this time were the Cavalier poets. The Cavalier poets wrote in a lighter, more elegant and artificial style than the Metaphysical poets. They were an important group of writers, who came from the classes that supported King Charles I during the Wars of the Three Kingdoms (1639–51). (King Charles reigned from 1625 and was executed 1649). Leading members of the group include Ben Jonson , Richard Lovelace , Robert Herrick , Edmund Waller , Thomas Carew , Sir John Suckling , and John Denham . The Cavalier poets can be seen as the forerunners of the major poets of the Augustan era , who admired them greatly. They "were not a formal group, but all were influenced" by Ben Jonson .  Most of the Cavalier poets were courtiers , with notable exceptions. For example, Robert Herrick was not a courtier, but his style marks him as a Cavalier poet. Cavalier works make use of allegory and classical allusions, and are influence by Latin authors Horace , Cicero , and Ovid .