Caedmon || Poet of Anglo Saxon Period | Biography, Books, Writings & Quotes | Learning The Easy way


Caedmon was the earliest and first known poet in English Literature. He was called the oldest poet in English Literature. He was a poet of Christian style. He composed only religious poems. He was the representative poets of the old English Christian poetry. Some also referred to him as the Milton of the Anglo-Saxon era. He was the father of the English Sacred Song.

Notable Works of Caedmon:

  • Genesis
  • Exodus
  • Judith
  • The Fall of Angels
  • The Temptation
  • The Harrowing of Hell
  • Paraphrase

Key Information:
  • Earliest poet.
  • First known poet in English Literature.
  • Poet of Christian style.
  • Wrote only religious poems.
  •  He was a shepherd.

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