The Sources of Chaucer's Poetics

The Sources of Chaucer's Poetics

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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 poetic strategies by making specific comparisons with textual sources. Reading The Legend of Good Women and five of The Canterbury Tales against their classical and continental sources, Holton illuminates Chaucer's poetic style, showing he was consistent in asserting his own techniques against the pressure of his sources.Although metrically many of Chaucera#39;s lines do not, of course, fit the Old English pattern, 144 the Old English rule of a#39;st-a#39; alliterating ... For the text see Bruce Mitchell and Fred C. Robinson, A Guide to Old English (Oxford: Blackwell, 1992), p.

Title:The Sources of Chaucer's Poetics
Author:Amanda Holton
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2008


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