Write an essay on John Gower (1330-1408) and his Confessio Amantis.

Answer: In John Gower is found a typical medieval scholar of England, well versed equally in French, Latin and English. His three important literary works are in three language-French, Latin and English. John Gower, who lived between 1330 to 1408, was Chaucer’s contemporary and had perhaps, some intimacy with him. Of course, he was more Read More

Why Chaucer is called the father of English poetry?

Why Chaucer is called the father of English poetry? Or What solid contribution did he make to English poetry, drama and novel? Or “Chaucer is the earliest of the great moderns.” -Discuss. Answer: Chaucer symbolizes, as no other writer does, the Middle Ages. He stands in much the same relation to the life of his Read More

William Langland as a major poet of the age of Chaucer.

William Langland as a major poet of the age of Chaucer. Or Contribution of Langland to the development of English Poetry. Answer: Although Chaucer was the most dominating literary figure in the Middle English literature and his great works constitute the bulk of its glory, the literary history of his age contains some other significant Read More

Discuss the social picture of the age of Chaucer.

Discuss the social picture of the age of Chaucer. Or, Give a pen picture of the age of Chaucer. Or, Attempt an appreciation of Chaucer as a representative poet of his age. And Comment on Chaucer’s use of wit and humor in his poetry. Write a Note on Chaucer’s wit and humor. Answer-1: Geoffrey Chaucer Read More

Assess Chaucer’s contribution to English Language and Literature.

Answer: Father of verse! who in immortal song First taught the Muse to speak English tongue. It is somewhat idle to talk of “fathers” in the history of literature, for it is questionable if a particular person can be wholly credited with in the founding of a new literary genre. Literature is generally subject to Read More

Consider Chaucer as the Chronicler of the society of his time.

Chaucer as the Chronicler of the society of his time. Or, “His work reflects his century not in fragment but completely” Discuss. Or, Discuss Chaucerian literature as a picture of contemporary society. Or, Show Chaucer as a representative poet of the Age. Or, “The Prologue: A microcosm of 14th century English society” Discuss. Or, Write Read More

The salient features of the age of Chaucer or the late 14th century.

The age of Chaucer: the period of Ruin and Reconstruction. Or The salient features of the age of Chaucer or the late 14th century. Or Social, Religious, Economic and Political background of the age of Chaucer. Answer: The fourteenth century brightly opened for industrial England but the glory was overtaken by plague, the Black Death Read More