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 of his death, it was supposedly in the year of 1400 In 1359-1360 Chaucer went to France with Edward III's army during the Hundred Years' War. - 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 date of his death, it was supposedly in the year of 1400In 1359-1360 Chaucer went to France with Edward III's army during the Hundred Years' War. He was captured in the Ardennes and returned to England after the treaty of Brtigny in 1360. There is no certain information of his life from 1361 until 1366, when he perhaps married Philippa Roet.Philippa died in 1387Between 1367 and 1378 Chaucer made several journeys abroad on diplomatic missionsHe moved to Kent where he was appointed as justice of the peace. He was also elected to Parliament.During this time he wrote some of his best poetrey.

His WorksCanterbury TalesThe Book of the DuchessElegy for Blanche of Lancaster

Treatise on the Astrolabe- Cited as the first example of technical 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 meterHis poetry also helped standardize the London dialectHe used English when other poets were still using Anglo-Saxon and LatinInfluencesInfluenced future poets with his writings

InfluencesEnglish InfluenceHe is known as the Father of English Literature.He created vernacular Literature.Speech of the common people

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