Chaucer and the Satirical Tradition.

Author / Editor
Sarno, Ronald A.

Chaucer and the Satirical Tradition.

.Classical Folia 21 (1967): 41-61.

Argues that Chaucer's "main contribution to English satire" is the "reunification" of "Horace's gentleness, Juvenal's verve, and St. Jerome's moral vision," augmented by his "facile use of the double-entendre" and "his own special combination of clever wit and humane understanding." Surveys classical satire, the complaint tradition, and satire in Gower and Langland.

Chaucer Subjects
Sources, Analogues, and Literary Relations
Style and Versification