1556 in poetry

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List of years in poetry (table)
In literature

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Works published[edit]


Great Britain[edit]

  • Anonymous, The Knight of Courtesy and the Fair Lady of Faguell, publication year uncertain, composed in the late 14th century, based on 13th century French works[3]
  • Roger Bieston, published anonymously, although the author's name is revealed in an acrostic, The Bayte and Snare of Fortune, probably translated from the French version of an Italian original work[3]
  • John Heywood, The Spider and the Flie. A parable of the Spider and the Flie, made by John Heywood,[3] verse allegory[4] the author's most ambitious work but critics and historians have long dismissed it as awful.[5]


Death years link to the corresponding "[year] in poetry" article:


Birth years link to the corresponding "[year] in poetry" article:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b France, Peter, editor, The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French, 1993, Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-866125-8
  2. ^ Applebaum, Stanley, (https://books.google.com/books?id=_O8AA3cWRcgC&printsec=frontcover&dq=French+poetry&lr=&ei=B0PbSvTbHpiqzQS454SzBw#v=onepage&q=&f=false Introduction to French poetry), Dover Publications, 1991, ISBN 978-0-486-26711-1, retrieved October 18, 2009
  3. ^ a b c Cox, Michael, editor, The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature, Oxford University Press, 2004, ISBN 0-19-860634-6
  4. ^ Kurian, George Thomas, Timetables of World Literature, New York: Facts on File Inc., 2003, ISBN 0-8160-4197-0
  5. ^ Rollins, Hyder E., and Herschel Baker, The Renaissance in England: Non-dramatic Prose and Verse of the Sixteenth Century, p 77 (1954), Lexington, Massachusetts: D. C. Heath and Company
  6. ^ Web page titled "Academic Text Service (ATS)/ Chadwyck-Healey English Poetry Database: / Tudor Poetry, 1500-1603", at Stanford University library website, retrieved September 8, 2009. Archived 2009-09-11.