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THE PORTRAITS

The first portrait of the Knight is an idealised one, a type of chivalry, gentle in speech and manner, gallant in battles and tournaments, dignified and simple in his soiled rough tunic and coat...

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CHAUCER’S COMIC VISION

CHAUCER’S COMIC VISION – Chaucer’s genius lies mainly in narrative verse: he has an arresting story to tell, a vivid description to offer or even an argument to develop. We must not expect from...

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CHAUCER’S POETRY 1387-1400

CHAUCER’S POETRY 1387-1400 ( PROLOGUE) – Although The Canterbury Tales is Chaucer’s most mature work, it includes some of his earlier writings. The plan of the tales was probably adopted soon after 1386, and the...

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CHAUCER’S POETRY (1380-86)

CHAUCER’S POETRY (1380-86) – In The Parliament of Fowls, we find that the poet has been reading lately a famous work, the Somnium Scipionis. In this work, the elder Africanus appears to Scipio the younger...

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