Animal poetry is a collective term for (mostly) epic poetry in which animals are the participating figures. In the genres of animal fable, animal epic (Verse narrative), animal fairy tale, and animal Schwank, all of which are to some extent attested dating back to Antiquity, the animals are anthropomorphized, whereas in the animal story they remain in their natural living environment.
2. 15th-17th centuries
The animal epic of Greek Antiquity is only at…