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Marie de France (fl. c. 1170—1199) poet


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In English literature of the Middle English period, are short stories in rhyme like those of Marie de France. English examples include Emaré, Sir Orfeo, and Chaucer's ‘The Franklin's Tale’ (Canterbury Tales 12).

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