Geoffrey Chaucer: Short Poems (5061 words)



There are twenty-two short poems that are ascribed ordinarily to Chaucer, or found in manuscripts alongside his authenticated poems and deemed Chaucerian in style. Poems credited to Chaucer in the manuscripts are: An ABC; Anelida and Arcite; Chaucers Wordes unto Adam, His Owne Scriveyn; The Complaint of Chaucer to his Purse; The Complaint of Mars; The Complaint of Venus; The Complaint to his Lady; The Complaint unto Pity; The Former Age; Fortune; Gentilesse; Lak of Stedfastnesse; Lenvoy de Chaucer a Bukton; Lenvoy de Chaucer a Scogan; Proverbs; To Rosemounde; Truth; Womanly Noblesse. Those poems found in the manuscripts but not ascribed to Chaucer are: Against Women Unconstant; A …

Citation: Hanna, Natalie. "Short Poems". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 13 February 2019 [, accessed 07 August 2022.]

38938 Short Poems 3 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.

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