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Title: Geoffrey Chaucer Biography


1
Geoffrey Chaucer Biography
(1343-1400)
KNOWN AS THE FATHER OF ENGLISH POETRY
2
Chaucer Biography
  • Lived at the _______________
  • Father was
  • ______________
  • ____________________
  • Family was upper-middle class therefore, Chaucer
    was
  • ____________________
  • ____________________
  • _________________________________

end of the Middle Ages.
An English poet.
A wealthy wine merchant.
Educated in reading classics.
Legal training.
Taught religion (remained religious all of his
life.)
3
Chaucer Biography
  • Well educated. Versed in 3 languages
  • ____________________
  • ____________
  • ___________________
  • Wrote and spoke in the _______ , colloquial
    Middle English.
  • Best known for ______________

Latin ? church education
French ? court
English ? common people.
vernacular
The Canterbury Tales.
4
Chaucer continued
  • Before Chaucer ______ was not fashionable.
  • _____ was considered the language of learning
  • _________
  • _________
  • _________
  • _________

English
Latin
Science
Religion
Diplomacy
Literature
5
Chaucer continued
  • People accepted ______as written language mostly
    because of who Chaucer was.
  • A high government official under _____ kings.
  • Born in ______of wealthy parents.
  • Became a____ for an eminent family.
  • Noble ________as career advanced.
  • King becomes his noble _____.
  • Captured and ransomed in the ______________

English
three
London
page
patronage
patron
Hundred Years War.
6
Chaucer continued
  • __________to European courts by 1370.
  • Appointed ______________ in 1385.
  • Member of ________.
  • Died in ______.
  • The 1st poet buried in the _______________________
    ___.

Ambassador
Justice of the Peace
Parliament
1400
Poets Corner of Westminster Abbey
7
Chaucer continued
  • For Chaucer _____ came 1st.
  • First ______published in 1369.
  • Two important ____________in 1386.
  • Travels in _____from 1372 to 1378.
  • Was influenced by
  • ________
  • _________
  • ________________bok'katt?o)
  • _____________

WORK
poems
epic allegories
Italy
Petrarch
Dante
Giovanni Boccaccio
The Decameron
8
Chaucer continued
  • The Decameron vs. The Canterbury Tales
  • Both use a ________________
  • an _________________within which_______ or more
    of the characters proceed __________________.
  • In The Decameron
  • ___________ are fleeing from the plague.
  • The Canterbury Tales
  • The journey is __________________
  • Both based on similar_____.

FRAME STORY
one
introductory narrative
to tell a story
Nobles
a pilgrimage.
plots
9
The Canterbury Tales
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