The Book of the Duchess

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Other name of 'The Book of the Duchess'
'The Deeth of Blaunche the Duchesse' (til 19th c)
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When is 'The Book of D' supposedly written?
Phillips (1997) says written between late 1386 and 1372
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Phillips (1997) agrees with Morse (1981) that...
that "persona" readings of narrator are over-literal ------ it is "an experience of understanding"
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How does Alycone story in 'The Book of D' differ to Ovid's Metamorphoses?
In Ovid, she finds Ceyx's dead body, run into sea to it, and gods make them Halcyon birds who have family. Also, he wants her to mourn
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What is a 'consolatio'?
A poem that shows an unhappy human consoled by philosophical arguments from figure of supernatural authority
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What are 'dit amoureux' (lay of love) or 'love aunter' (love adventure)?
Modern critics use for medium-length narrative poems popular from 14th c until late 16th - they use a variety of fictional frames.
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To Phillips (1997), why insomnia and not a love complaint on part of narrator?
insomnia means "an undefined distress and puzzlement"
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When was Chaucer alive?
c.1343 to 1400
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