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Famous Streyne Poems by Famous Poets

These are examples of famous Streyne poems written by some of the greatest and most-well-known modern and classical poets. PoetrySoup is a great educational poetry resource of famous streyne poems. These examples illustrate what a famous streyne poem looks like and its form, scheme, or style (where appropriate).

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by Chaucer, Geoffrey
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For sharp desyr of hope and of plesaunce,
He not for-gat his gode governaunce.

But in him-self with manhod gan restreyne
Ech rakel dede and ech unbrydled chere,
That alle tho that liven, sooth to seyne, 
Ne sholde han wist, by word or by manere,
What that he mente, as touching this matere.
From every wight as fer as is the cloude
He was, so wel dissimulen he coude.

And al the whyl which that I yow devyse, 
This was his lyf; with al his fulle might,
By day he w...Read More



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