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  • Geoffrey Chaucer

    * around 1340 in London † October 25, 1400 in London The Middle English poet GEOFFREY CHAUCER was born around 1340 as the son of a wealthy London wine merchant. He achieved fame as the author of the Canterbury Tales, in which he takes up various narrative forms of the late Middle Ages (chivalric romance, legend of saints, quarrelsome tale) and ...

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  • Beginnings of English literature

    The first long narrative works or epics have come down to us from the time the English language was created. In addition to their literary value, these texts are also important as historical documents.

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    [...] Material on the subject Download Geoffrey Chaucer - The Canterbury tales Format: PDF The Middle English epoch (1066–1500) This epoch follows the conquest of England by the Normans in 1066. [...]

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  • Beginnings of literature

    The first long narrative works or epics have come down to us from the time the English language was created. In addition to their literary value, these texts are also important as historical documents.

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    [...] Following the example of the Italian novella Decamerone by BOCCACCIO (1349-53), GEOFFREY created CHAUCER the Canterbury Tales (1387-1400) in Middle English. [...]

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  • Great Vowel Shift

    The transition from Middle English to Modern English saw the most fundamental change in English language history: it is known as the Great Vowel Shift and affects the entire English vowel system.

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    [...] related to the respective phase of language history, with GEOFFREY CHAUCER (1340–1400), author of the famous Canterbury Tales, and WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (1564–1616). [...]

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  • Alexander Pope

    * May 21, 1688 in London † May 30, 1744 in Twickenham (now part of London) ALEXANDER POPE is the most important representative of English classicism. His main work The Rape of the Lock (1712) made him famous at once.

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    [...] In both essays, POPE brings up the five-part rhyming couple that has been around since GEOFFREY CHAUCER popular in the 14th century to completion. Many of these couplets [...]

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  • poem

    The poem is a lyrical, linguistic work of art that occurs mostly in stanzas and verse form. The term is often used as a generic term synonymous with poetry.

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    [...] CHAUCER (Complaint to His Empty Purse), where they later saw a revival. [...]

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  • Oral tradition to literature

    Before literature developed in the wake of the written language, cultural transmission was based on oral narratives. In many cultures, the orally traditional folk poetry remained alive alongside the written culture and was taken up and processed in literary terms.

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    [...] GEOFFREY CHAUCER embodied English, but also oriental, folk tales. A collection of oriental folktales known all over the world is A Thousand and One Nights. [...]

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  • Novella

    The novella emerged as an independent genre during the Renaissance, first in Italy (GIOVANNI BOCCACCIO is considered to be the creator), then in France and Spain. It is a prose form of medium length, which brings a prominent event to a critical point and thus the turning point in events or in fate ...

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    [...] (MARGUERITE DE NAVARRE, "Heptameron", 1558) in Spain (MIGUEL DE CERVANTES, "Novelas ejemplares", 1613) as well as in the non-Romance language area (G. CHAUCER, „ [...]

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  • ovid

    * March 20th, 43 BC In Sulmo (today's Sulmona, east of Rome) † around 17 AD in Tomis (today's Constanca, Romania) OVID (PUBLIUS OVIDIUS NASO) was the last important poet in Augustan Rome.

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    [...] Many poets of the Renaissance borrowed the material for their novellas from OVID's mythological poems, among others. LUDOVICO ARIOSTO, GIOVANNI BOCCACCIO and GEOFFREY CHAUCER [...]

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  • The Old English and the Middle English Period

    The first long narrative works or epics have come down to us from the time the English language was created. In addition to their literary value, these texts are also important as historical documents.

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    [...] Based on the model of the Italian novella (BOCCACCIO; Decamerone; 1349–53) GEOFFREY CHAUCER´s The Canterbury Tales (1387–1400) is an outstanding literary [...]

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