TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
Malvern, Marjorie M.
PUB. DATE
July 1983
SOURCE
Studies in Philology;Summer83, Vol. 80 Issue 3, p238
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Literary Criticism
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
5242964

 

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