The Canterbury Tales
Geoffery Chaucer

Canterbury Tales, The (overview) :: Geoffrey Chaucer :: 2013 :: 15:00
Instructor Dean Masullo introduces first-time readers to the work with a basic, thorough overview, laying out the parameters, structure, and contents. He defines frame tale, distinguishes Chaucer the poet from Chaucer the narrator, and (from 6:31 min. on) explains various poetic meters, focusing especially on the sound of iambic pentameter.

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