'Who peyntede the leon, tel me who?': Rhetorical and Didactic Roles Payed By an Aesopic Fable in the Wife of Bath's Prologue

Malvern, Marjorie M.
July 1983
Studies in Philology;Summer83, Vol. 80 Issue 3, p238
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
Deals with Geoffrey Chaucer's poem titled 'Wife of Bath's Prologue.' Character's allusion to the Aesopic fable of 'A Lion and a Man'; Use of rhetorical devices common to classical satire; Aesopic lion's response to the proud man; Wife of Bath's polemic against pictures of women drawn in misogynic writings.


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