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The late [[14th century]] saw perhaps the most significant contributions to [[English]] [[poetry]] between [[Beowulf]] and the [[Elizabethan]] poets. This flourishing of poetry, sometimes referred to as ''Ricardian Poetry'', after [[Richard II]], took place in two distinct areas. The [[London]] poets were represented by [[John Gower]] and [[Geoffrey Chaucer]]. The Northern poets were represented by [[William Langland]] and the author or authors of '''Sir Gawain and the Greeen Knight''', '''Pearl''', '''Patience''' and '''Cleanness'''.
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The late [[14th century]] saw perhaps the most significant contributions to [[English]] [[poetry]] between [[Beowulf]] and the [[Elizabethan]] poets. This flourishing of poetry, sometimes referred to as ''Ricardian Poetry'', after [[Richard II]], took place in two distinct areas. The [[London]] poets were represented by [[John Gower]] and [[Geoffrey Chaucer]]. The Northern poets were represented by [http://www.luminarium.org/medlit/langland.htm William Langland] and the author or authors of ''[http://www.luminarium.org/medlit/gawain.htm Sir Gawain and the Green Knight]'', ''[http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/etcbin/browse-mixed-new?id=AnoPear&tag=public&images=images/modeng&data=/lv1/Archive/mideng-parsed Pearl]'', ''[http://rpo.library.utoronto.ca/poem/55.html Patience]'' and ''[http://rpo.library.utoronto.ca/poem/22.html Cleanness]''.
  
 
==The London Poets==
 
==The London Poets==
  
 
==The Northern Poets==
 
==The Northern Poets==
The Northern poets are the victims of historical neglect, as they were towards the end of their line of alitterative poets.
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The Northern poets are the victims of historical neglect, as they were towards the end of their line of alliterative poets.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 04:31, 10 September 2007

The late 14th century saw perhaps the most significant contributions to English poetry between Beowulf and the Elizabethan poets. This flourishing of poetry, sometimes referred to as Ricardian Poetry, after Richard II, took place in two distinct areas. The London poets were represented by John Gower and Geoffrey Chaucer. The Northern poets were represented by William Langland and the author or authors of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, Patience and Cleanness.

The London Poets

The Northern Poets

The Northern poets are the victims of historical neglect, as they were towards the end of their line of alliterative poets.