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Dame Sirith

A fabliau is a humorous short tale popular in medieval French literature and is always short, its urban middle class characters are depicted as stereotypes, and the plot is simple. The perhaps only English representative of the genre Fabliau is Dame Sirith (c.1272-82), telling the story of Wilekin who succeeds in seducing the wife of an absent husband with the cunning help of Dame Sirith.
Literature, Middle English Period, Poetry