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The shaping of English poetry ; essays on Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Langland, Chaucer, and Spenser [electronic resource] / Gerald Morgan.

By: Morgan, Gerald, 1942-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Oxford ; New York : Peter Lang, c2010Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 299 p.).ISBN: 9783035300321 (electronic bk.); 3035300321 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): English poetry -- Middle English, 1100-1500 -- History and criticism | English poetry -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism | Gawain and the Grene Knight | Langland, William, 1330?-1400? Piers Plowman | Chaucer, Geoffrey, -1400. Canterbury tales | Spenser, Edmund, 1552?-1599. Faerie queene | Piers Plowman | Sir Gawain and the green knight | The Canterbury tales | The faerie queene | Versdichtung | Mittelenglisch | Gawain-Poet. "Sir Gawain and the green knight" -- �etudes diverses | Langland, William. "Piers Plowman" -- �etudes diverses | Chaucer, Geoffrey. "Canterbury tales" -- �etudes diverses | Spenser, Edmund. "Faerie Queene" -- �etudes diverses | POETRY / English, Irish, Scottish, WelshGenre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Shaping of English poetry ; essays on Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Langland, Chaucer, and Spenser.DDC classification: 821/.109 Other classification: 420 | HH 4096 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
The significance of the pentangle symbolism in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight -- The action of the hunting and bedroom scenes in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight -- The meaning of kind wit, conscience and reason in the first vision of Piers Plowman -- Langland's conception of favel, guile, liar and false in the first vision of Piers Plowman -- The status and meaning of meed in the first vision of Piers Plowman -- The universality of the portraits in the general prologue to the Canterbury tales -- Rhetorical perspectives in the general prologue to the Ganterbury tales -- A defence of Dorigen's complaint -- The self-revealing tendencies of Chaucer's pardoner -- Holiness as the first of Spenser's Aristotelian moral virtues -- The idea of temperance in the second book of The faerie queene -- The meaning of Spenser's chastity as the fairest of virtues.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

The significance of the pentangle symbolism in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight -- The action of the hunting and bedroom scenes in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight -- The meaning of kind wit, conscience and reason in the first vision of Piers Plowman -- Langland's conception of favel, guile, liar and false in the first vision of Piers Plowman -- The status and meaning of meed in the first vision of Piers Plowman -- The universality of the portraits in the general prologue to the Canterbury tales -- Rhetorical perspectives in the general prologue to the Ganterbury tales -- A defence of Dorigen's complaint -- The self-revealing tendencies of Chaucer's pardoner -- Holiness as the first of Spenser's Aristotelian moral virtues -- The idea of temperance in the second book of The faerie queene -- The meaning of Spenser's chastity as the fairest of virtues.

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