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  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 Poet’s 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: • ________ • _________ • ________________[bokˈkattʃo]) • _____________ 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” • http://youtu.be/SuaQzKPIf9o