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The Former Age

Historical and Literary Analysis: The Former Age BY: James Zachary Davis http://machias.edu/faculty/necastro/chaucer/texts/short/formage07.txt Chaucer’s short poem, The Former Age, contrasts the past, golden “Eden-like” age of mankind, with that of the dissolute present age. Chaucer describes the present age as being

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The Miller, The Canon’s Yeoman, and Chaucer’s Last Bloody Year

This week, we explored Chaucer’s The Miller’s Tale, The Canon’s Yeoman’s Tale, and “Chaucer’s Last Bloody Year”, in the Jones text. We discussed the topics of: the historical context of The Knight’s Tale[1], the interjection of The Miller’s Tale after The

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