Other Literary Forms
Joost van den Vondel mastered numerous other genres besides drama, including sonnets, odes, elegies, epics, and a great volume of religious and occasional poetry. Vondel’s great strength as lyricist profoundly influenced the writing of Dutch poetry. He also became renowned for his biting political satire. Besides writing religious polemics, hagiography, and literary criticism, Vondel translated many classics, including works by Sophocles, Ovid, and Vergil.