Geoffrey Chaucer “Father of English Literature”

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Geoffrey Chaucer Father of English Literature. By: Me. Born in 1343 No one knows the exact date Died between the ages of 56 and 57. His Works. The Book of the Duchess Elegy for Blanche or Lancaster Treatise on the Astrolabe - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Geoffrey Chaucer Father of English Literature!Geoffrey ChaucerFather of English LiteratureBy: MeBorn in 1343No one knows the exact dateDied between the ages of 56 and 57His WorksThe Book of the DuchessElegy for Blanche or LancasterTreatise on the Astrolabe- Cited as the first example of techincal writing in the English Language InfluencesLinguistic influences- Chaucer wrote in continental accentual-syllabicmeter, a style which had developed since around the twelfth century as an alternative to thealliterativeAnglo-Saxon metre- His poetry also helped standardize the London dialectInfluencesLiterary InfluencesInfluence future poets with his writings InfluencesEnglish InfluenceHe is known as the Father of English Literature.He created vernacular Literature.

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