Complaint (29 words)

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  • The Literary Encyclopedia. Volume : WORLD HISTORY AND IDEAS: A CROSS-CULTURAL VOLUME.


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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.

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Editors. "Complaint". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2001
[, accessed 19 November 2018.]

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  1. Literary Genres and Modes

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