The Sources of Chaucer s Poetics

Focusing on four aspects of Chaucer's poetics-use of narrative, speech, rhetoric, and figurative language-this is the first book-length study to identify Chaucer's distinctive poetic strategies by making specific comparisons with known ...

The Sources of Chaucer s Poetics

Focusing on four aspects of Chaucer's poetics-use of narrative, speech, rhetoric, and figurative language-this is the first book-length study to identify Chaucer's distinctive poetic strategies by making specific comparisons with known textual sources. The author provides a combination of analysis of both poetic stylistics and sources, reading The Legend of Good Women and five of The Canterbury Tales (The Knight's Tale, The Man of Law's Tale, The Physician's Tale, The Monk's Tale, and The Manciple's Tale) against their textual sources, including Ovid's Metamorphoses and Heroides, Boccaccio's Teseida, Virgil's Aeneid, Le Roman de la Rose, and histories by Nicholas Trevet and Guido delle Colonne. Holton provides a picture of Chaucer's habits as a writer, showing that he was consistent in asserting his own techniques against the pressure of his sources and in keeping control over words and their meaning.

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The Sources of Chaucer's Poetics
Language: en
Pages: 178
Authors: Amanda Holton
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-12-05 - Publisher: Routledge

Focusing on four aspects of Chaucer's poetics-use of narrative, speech, rhetoric, and figurative language-this is the first book-length study to identify Chaucer's distinctive poetic strategies by making specific comparisons with known textual sources. The author provides a combination of analysis of both poetic stylistics and sources, reading The Legend of
Annotated Chaucer bibliography
Language: en
Pages: 832
Authors: Mark Allen, Stephanie Amsel
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-11-01 - Publisher: Manchester University Press

An extremely thorough, expertly compiled and crisply annotated comprehensive bibliography of Chaucer scholarship between 1997 and 2010
The Making of Chaucer's English
Language: en
Pages: 435
Authors: Christopher Cannon, Professor of English Christopher Cannon
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

A substantial reappraisal of the place of Chaucer's English in the history of English language and literature.
Chaucer's Dream Poetry
Language: en
Pages: 168
Authors: Geoffrey Chaucer
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1982 - Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

This volume makes available in translation the texts that lie behind Chaucer's dream poems - l>The Book of the Duchess, The Parliament of Fowls, The House of Fame/l> and l>Prologue to the Legend of Good Women/l>. Chaucer's dream poems are now being increasingly studied and appreciated. With their attractively bookish
Rethinking Chaucer's Legend of Good Women
Language: en
Pages: 168
Authors: Carolyn P. Collette
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014 - Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

Published in association with The Boydell Press and Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York.