Certain 14th-16th century German lyric poets who organised themselves in guilds and composed elaborate verse. They were influenced by the minnesingers.
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German lyric poets who were writing between the 12th and 14th centuries. Their main subject was 'love' (Minne) - hence their name. They were influenced by the French troubadour poets. See also meistersinger.
Term used to describe end-stressed meters such as iambic and anapestic - as opposed to falling meter.