Anonymous - was cousin and vassal to King Mark; Isolde was...

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Anonymous -- “I Sing of a Maiden” Presents the medieval theme of adoration of the Virgin Mary; poet treats Virgin Mary w/ same passion as he would a beautiful maiden, and is expected to treat a maiden same way he would the mother of God Marie de France Attributed as inventor of Breton Lay; also wrote “Lay of the Werewolf” “The Honeysuckle: Chevrefoil” Describes the passionate love b/w Tristan and Isolde; “fall” in love (origin of term) due to an elixir; their love is represented in honeysuckle and hazelwood (forever entwined); displays courtly love theme of infidelity; Tristan
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Unformatted text preview: was cousin and vassal to King Mark; Isolde was noblewoman who was betrothed to King Mark; The Pearl Poet Very little is known about him; name comes from 1 st poem: Pearl; contemporary of Chaucer Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (187) Part of Arthurian Romances; Gawain, youngest and most poorly trained knight of Round Table, shows all aspects of chivalric code when challenged by Green Knight; presents common theme of Arthurian Romance in which hero rises from peasantry because of some unknown ancestry (Gawain never knew his father was a knight/lord)...
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