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Poetic Genres—Occasional Poetry: Practice
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The term ‘occasional poetry’ is mostly used to designate poetry that is specifically written for certain social occasions. On these occasions the poems could be orally presented, but they could likew…

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de Beer, Susanna, “Poetic Genres—Occasional Poetry: Practice”, in: Brill’s Encyclopaedia of the Neo-Latin World, General Editor Craig Kallendorf. Consulted online on 05 June 2023 <>
First published online: 2014
First print edition: ISBN:9789004265721

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