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Chaucerresponse1 - Amy Sexton Christopher Manslanka Sec 308 The General Prologue Lines 1-12 In Lines 1-12 of Geoffrey Chaucers The General Prologue

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Amy Sexton 9/19/08 Christopher Manslanka Sec 308 The General Prologue, Lines 1-12 In Lines 1-12 of Geoffrey Chaucer’s The General Prologue , Chaucer is describing the aspects of spring. “Whan that April with his showers soote The drought of March heath perced the roote,” Chaucer is directly indicating that April is a time of rebirth and renew. After March’s cold and rainless month has passed, April brings life to weary plants. Here, March signifies death and coldness. “And bathed every veine in swich licour, Of which vertu engendred is the flowr;” When April showers come, they bath every root and vein in each plant, giving the flower rebirth and renew. “Whan Zephyrus eek with his sweete breeth Inspired hath in every holt and heeth”. Chaucer refers to the warm and gentle west wind, Zephyr, and personifies and compliments his ability to breath life into dead plants and flowers; he is renewing to fields and groves. “The tendre croppes, and the yonge sonne Hath in the Ram his halve cours yronne,”
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This note was uploaded on 04/06/2009 for the course ENGLISH 215 taught by Professor Reames during the Spring '08 term at Wisconsin.

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Chaucerresponse1 - Amy Sexton Christopher Manslanka Sec 308 The General Prologue Lines 1-12 In Lines 1-12 of Geoffrey Chaucers The General Prologue

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