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Piers Plowman


Piers Plowman by William Langland| William Langland's Piers Plowman


Piers Ploughman


William Langland's Piers Plowman


Summary Piers Plowman


Piers Plowman in Middle English - lines 1–22 of William Langland's B-Text prologue

Piers Plowman or Visio Willelmi de Petro Ploughman is a Middle English allegorical narrative poem by William Langland. It is written in unrhymed, alliterative verse divided into sections called passus. Like the Pearl Poet's Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Piers Plowman is considered by many critics to be one of the greatest works of English literature of the Middle Ages, even preceding and influencing Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Piers Plowman contains the first known allusion to a literary tradition of Robin Hood tales.
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