Poetry Of Medieval Poetry

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Medieval Poetry (Intro)
Poems during the medieval era were religious in nature and written by clerics. They were used mostly in church and other religious events. Its primary execution was done by the troubadours and minstrels. According to scholars, literature in the Middle Ages were international rather than local. Medieval poetry was divided by lines of class and audience rather than language although, Latin was the language of the church and education. Medieval poetry in itself was very diverse.
Medieval Poetry History
Medieval poetry was divided into periods and styles. The 3rd and 4th centuries were called Patristic Latin times. This period marked the beginning of Christian poetry as inspired by the works for St. Ambrose, who wrote poetry mostly for the church.
Monastic Period was the period where the desire for Latin poems had increased. However, between the 7th and 10th centuries, poems written did not have much originality. Most of the poems imitations of Christian songs. The Revival of Latin Literature between the 11th and 12th century brought about secular poetry as well as new forms and style of writing poems. It was during this period when epics, satires, epigrams, elegies and tales were written and became popular.
The 12th and 13th centuries were marked by the increase in education and the church control over it. It was called the Scholastic period. During this time, religious poems flourished. It was also marked by the appearance of mystical, passionate and
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