Alegret was a Gascon troubadour, one of the earliest lyric satirists in the Occitan tongue, and a contemporary of Marcabru (fl. c. 1145). One sirventes and one canso survive of his poems. Nonetheless, his reputation was high enough that he found his way into the poetry of Bernart de Ventadorn and Raimbaut d'Aurenga. The work of Alegret is also intertextually and stylistically related to that of Peire d'Alvernhe. Alegret was also one of the first troubadours to employ the feudal metaphor to describe courtly love. He describes his relationship to his domna (lady) as that of vassalage by calling himself her endomenjatz (basically, vassal or liegeman). Pelligrini saw this passage as imitating Bernart de Ventadorn, considered the master of this metaphor:Marcabru parodied the structure of Alegret's Ara pareisson li'aubre sec in his own poem Bel m'es quan la rana chanta. In his typically moralising tone he accuses of Alegret of being a flatterer who cuckolds his lord. Alegret is implicitly compared to the Tristan of legend for he wears la blancha camiza (the white shirt symbolising a sexual relationship). In his own work Alegret criticses marritz drutz (faithless husbands), but primarily, like Cercamon, because they encourage promiscuity in women.