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  • Record Number: 18091
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Owen , Charles A., Jr.
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  • Title: The Falcon’s Complaint in the Squire’s Tale [In its form and content, the falcon’s lament departs from the traditional poetic genre of the complaint. The poetic structure (including rhyme and meter) of this passage differs from other poems in the complaint genre, and the passage serves a narrative function as well as a lyric one. It relates the story of the falcon’s betrayal by her male lover and simultaneously expresses her emotional state through a complex series of poetic devices, including metaphors and allusions. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Rebels and rivals: the contestive spirit in The Canterbury tales.  Edited by Susanna Greer Fein, David Raybin, and Peter C. BraegerStudies in medieval culture.  Medieval Institute Publications, Western Michigan University, 1991.  Pages 173 - 188.
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  • Article Type: Conference Session Proposals
  • Subject (See Also): Animals in Literature Birds in Literature Chaucer, Geoffrey, Poet- Canterbury Tales- Squire’s Tale Complaint in Literature Courtly Love Falcon, Image of Literature- Verse Love in Literature Narrative Poetic Structure Rhetoric
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 14
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  • Year of Publication: 1991.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0918720419
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