One of the World's Great Poets

One of the World's Great Poets

Amy Boehm
Period 5
November 4, 2008
Geoffrey Chaucer

Thesis: Geoffrey Chaucer is known as the Father of English Poetry and one of the world’s great poets, his works are still being analyzed and critiqued to this day.

Brewer, Derek. Chaucer and His World. 1st ed. Vol. 1. New York, NY: Dodd, Medad & Company Inc., 1978. 7-215.

• This book gives criticism of Chaucer’s work. Allows for analysis of Chaucer’s work, and depicts his use of imagination. Gives information into Chaucer’s life and how he was let to a life of writing.

Gardner, John A. The Life and Times of Chaucer. Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1997. 3-317.

• This book reveals Chaucer’s life in a timeline of events. Shows his early life all the way through his death. Gardner tells of his influences and depositions for writing. Allowing the reader to connect with the times in which Chaucer lived. Gives us detailed explanation of Chaucer’s married life, his children, the well-to-do family, and other aspects which led to the influence of Geoffrey Chaucer.

“Geoffrey Chaucer.” Concise Dictionary of British Literary Biography, Volume 1: Writers of the Middle Ages and Renaissance Before 1660. Gale Research, 1992. Reproduced in Biography Resource Center. Farminton Hills, Mich.: Gale, 2008

• Gives detailed explanations into the life of Chaucer. Looks into his family life, as well as his life as a writer. Provides detailed explanations of each of Chaucer’s works, as well as providing criticism of his most famous works.

“Geoffrey Chaucer.” Encyclopedia of World Biographies, 2nd ed. 17 Vols. Gale Research, 1998. Reproduced in Biography Resource Center. Farminton Hills, Mich.: Gale, 2008.

• Gives insight into the works of Geoffrey Chaucer. Allows the reader to look at the background which affects Chaucer in his writing. Gives critical analysis of his works and provides needed...

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