A poetic genre in which the poet complains, often about his beloved. Chaucer's Complaint to his Purse and Edward Young's book-length The Complaint, or Night Thoughts are other examples.
Editors. "Complaint". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2001
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