Biography of Geoffrey Chaucer

Chaucer was the first great poet writing in English, whose best-known work is ‘The Canterbury Tales’. Geoffrey Chaucer was born between 1340 and 1345, probably in London. His father was a prosperous wine merchant. We do not know any details of his early life and education. In 1357, he was a page to Elizabeth, Countess Read More

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Chaucer’s art of characterization is both medieval and modern in Prologue to the Canterbury Tales.

Answer: By characterization we mean the presentation of a man inwardly or outwardly through the instrument of language. Chaucer is a poet who brings out the different aspects of a character through creating images and these images are linguistic images. Like Shakespeare and Dickens, Chaucer is also a great master of creating characters. In fact “The prologue Read More

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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

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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

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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

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