Geoffrey Chaucer's Time

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THE LIFE AND TIMES OF GEOFFREY CHAUCER Geoffrey Chaucer was born in London, England in 1340. His father was John Chaucer, and his mother was Agnes Copton. He was the only child of Agnes and John Chaucer. Geoffrey grew up on Thames Street in London, England. His father carried out their believed to be family business of wine. Chaucer’s family was in the bourgeois class. The bourgeois class is another name for middle class. John was the most influential person in Geoffrey’s life. He taught Geoffrey many things growing up. John got one of his clerks to teach Geoffrey how to read and write before he started school (“Geoffrey Chaucer” (2) 1 of 8). Chaucer attended St. Paul’s Cathedral School in London, England. He went there…show more content…
It is believed to have been written around 1381. It is also known as “Parliament of Foules.” It was written in Middle English writing. The poem is one of the first ideas that the meaning of Valentine's Day was for people who love each other. It is about the narrator dreaming he is walking through a beautiful place and sees a group of birds who have come together to choose their soulmates. There are three male eagles trying to seduce a female eagle. After the insulting, speechful debate, the female eagle does not let any of the three eagles take her love. At the end of the poem, the narrator finishes his dream by dreaming that he is welcoming the coming spring (“Geoffrey Chaucer” (2) 2 of 8). Geoffrey also wrote “The Legend of Good Women.” It is known as his third largest poem he wrote. “The Legend of Good Women” is a dream vision Chaucer had that was later written in poem form (Chaucer 839). Chaucer’s most famous is “The Canterbury Tales.” “The Canterbury Tales” is stories from different Pilgrimages on a trip to visit distant holy lands to see the shrines. They travel to Canterbury to visit the ancient object of Saint Thomas Becket in the Canterbury Cathedral. The poem ends before the pilgrims reach their destination. “The Canterbury Tales” is a poem of different pilgrimages stories. It is known for its beautiful rhythm of Geoffrey Chaucer’s language (Acocella 1-2 of
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