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During this path, Wheaton collage professor Michael D.C. Drout discusses the works of Geoffrey Chaucer. Professor Drout examines Chaucer's artistic kind and use of language, in addition to his position in English literature.
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During this direction, Wheaton collage professor Michael D. C. Drout discusses the works of Geoffrey Chaucer. Professor Drout examines Chaucer's inventive type and use of language, in addition to his position in English literature.
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London: Routledge, 1998. LECTURE FOURTEEN Patterson, Lee W. ” Traditio 34 (1978), pp. 331-80. 48 MIDDLE ENGLISH WORDS Below is a short list of some of the more common Middle English words (with their Modern English meaning) used by Chaucer in his works. Middle English Word Modern English Meaning Chaf . . . . . . chaff, the uneatable husks from wheat; by extension, the aspects of an allegorical story that do not instruct one in Christian doctrine and thus can be ignored (see Fruyt) Degree .
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Cecilia. Cecilia is tortured to attempt to force her to renounce Christianity—she is kept in a boiling bath for a night and a day, but she remains steadfast. The Roman prefect then attempts to cut off her head, but is unable to in three strokes, and she, with her neck cut, preaches for three days until she finally dies. 44 FOR GREATER UNDERSTANDING Questions 1. Discuss why you think Chaucer gives himself the tales that he does. Is he making a joke at his own expense both times, or is he first giving a bad tale and then presenting a great one?
Bard of the Middle Ages : the works of Geoffrey Chaucer by Michael Drout, Recorded Books