Geoffrey Chaucer

(c. 1343 – 25 October 1400 / London, England)

Geoffrey Chaucer
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Geoffrey Chaucer known as the Father of English literature, is widely considered the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages and was the first poet to have been buried in Poet's Corner of Westminster Abbey. While he achieved fame during his lifetime as an author, philosopher, alchemist and astronomer, composing a scientific treatise on the astrolabe for his ten year-old son Lewis, Chaucer also maintained an active career in the civil service as a bureaucrat, courtier and diplomat. Among his many works, which include The Book of the Duchess, the House of Fame, the Legend of Good Women and Troilus and Criseyde, he is best known today for The Canterbury Tales. Chaucer is a crucial figure in ... more »

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  • answer to no its my name(4/7/2019 9:08:00 PM)

    try to write everything in pass tense, only problem with that is that that particular poem is not so easy to do that welcome to anyone else pitching in :)

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  • no its my name(4/7/2019 9:03:00 PM)

    I need to do a free verse prologue of Rondel Of Merciless Beauty for school, but I cant get it started...any ideas?

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  • Hey prakash prasad(11/3/2018 1:22:00 PM)

    Inspiring poet and philosopher

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  • Sir Albert(9/18/2018 4:18:00 PM)


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  • frank(3/15/2018 12:41:00 PM)

    i'm related to geoffrey chauser

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  • Priyanka rathore(2/20/2018 5:51:00 AM)

    Poem kaa Hindi translation ho to batto

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  • Alem Hailu G/kristos Alem Hailu G/kristos(6/9/2016 12:20:00 AM)

    Yes we have to learn to tame our tongues

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  • Julia Griffin Julia Griffin(5/17/2014 5:28:00 AM)

    Some of his work I really love, this one just isn't a favourite, , though his poetry has made me begin to research more about him, brilliant man, very descriptive always

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  • Jackie Gerhardy(5/17/2008 11:33:00 PM)

    Chaucer really was a bellwheter for his time!

    His work devles deep into characters and sculpts them beautifully for his readers.

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Best Poem of Geoffrey Chaucer

Rondel Of Merciless Beauty

Your two great eyes will slay me suddenly;
Their beauty shakes me who was once serene;
Straight through my heart the wound is quick and keen.

Only your word will heal the injury
To my hurt heart, while yet the wound is clean -
Your two great eyes will slay me suddenly;
Their beauty shakes me who was once serene.

Upon my word, I tell you faithfully
Through life and after death you are my queen;
For with my death the whole truth shall be seen.
Your two great eyes will slay me suddenly;
Their beauty shakes me who was once serene;
Straight through my ...

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