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Definition of Piers Plowman from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

Piers Plowman

 
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a long poem written in the late 14th century by William Langland. The poem describes a vision (= a religious experience like a dream) in which different objects represent good and evil, and how Piers helps a group of people to search for truth through Christianity. It describes the life of ordinary people in great detail, and criticizes the social and moral evils of the time. see also Middle English