Flashcards in Middle English Lit Deck (8):
- Arthurian epics (2):
- Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (Contemporaneous with Chaucer, but retains older features)- Alliterative rhyme
- Malory: Le Morte Darthur
Geoffrey Chaucer (134? – 1399) was certainly versed in Latin and French, but he decided to write in:
Chaucer wrote _____ lines of poetry in addition to several prose works
in the Hundred Years War, was taken prisoner, and ransomed.
where did Chaucer become acquainted with Italian poetry (Petrarch, Boccaccio, and Dante were alive at the time)?
diplomatic missions to Italy
who was knighted?
who knew London well; his depictions of London are accurate.?