The Language of Love in Chaucer.

Author / Editor
Masui, Michio.

The Language of Love in Chaucer.

Studies in English Literature, English Number (1960): 1-36.

Describes and assesses Chaucer's depictions of the expressions and psychology of love in TC, attending to diction, tone, style, and various uses and developments of the conventions of French and Italian love poetry. Focuses on the poet's successful rendering of the inner psychology of love, his uses of high style, and the "emotionalized tone of femininity" in his characterizations of both Troilus and Criseyde. Also comments on BD.

Chaucer Subjects
Troilus and Criseyde
Book of the Duchess
Language and Word Studies
Style and Versification
Sources, Analogues, and Literary Relations