Other literary forms

The only surviving works attributable to Gottfried von Strassburg (GOT-freed vawn STROS-boorg) are poems. Scholars believe Gottfried composed other poetry besides Tristan and Isolde, but they disagree about which surviving poems can be attributed to him. It is thought, however, that he composed several shorter works in the tradition of the Minnesänger, German lyric poets whose principal subject was love.