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.

Canterbury Tales, The: General Prologue :: Geoffrey Chaucer :: Nevill Coghill translation, 1951 :: 7:48 min.
After a few lines in middle English, hear Nevill Cognhill's translation of the first 117 lines of the General Prologue into modern English. Meet the knight, his son, and their servant. For a line-by-line translation of the complete Canterbury Tales, go to the Harvard U e-text.

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