Is there a name for this type of poem?

When a poem praises a loved one piece-by-piece, it’s called a blazon.

Is there a name for a poem/song that extols one’s *own *virtues and accomplishments, though? There must be, because there are a lot of popular songs in this form. *Rodomontade *and *braggadocio *come to mind, but neither refers specifically to poetry/song lyrics.

Help?

According to Icelandic poet and philolologist Jón Helgason, it might rightly be known as a Peire Vidal- poem, after the old Occitan trobadour.
Jón even made a (second-hand) translation of some of Vidal’s verses, and they seem to stand the test…

And the earliest known example is - Celtic Boast Battle! :smiley:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXgtZbrcxBQ

Since this is about literature, let’s move it to Cafe Society.

Colibri
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This is the first time in fifteen years a thread I began has been moved to a different forum. I guess I’m really starting to fit in?

Curriculum vitae? What? It doesn’t rhyme, but it has a highly constrained format and a prescribed length. It’s like a haiku, but because your future is depending on it, the stress is on every syllable.

Well played. Unfortunately in my years in academia I never saw a CV that I’d call poetry :stuck_out_tongue:

Ben Jonson wrote a poem called “Ode to Himself”.

Possibly a Balliol Rhyme.

My name is George Nathaniel Curzon
I am a most unusual person
My cheeks are pink , my hair is sleek
I dine at Blenheim twice a week

Apologies. Please substitute "superior " for “unusual”