Gower Bibliography

Gower, Chaucer, and Rhyme Royal

Dean, James. "Gower, Chaucer, and Rhyme Royal." Studies in Philology 88.3 (1991), pp. 251-75.


Examines Gower's use of rhyme royal in both French and English works: in "In Praise of Peace," "Cinkante Ballades," "Traitié pour essampler les amantz marietz," and the "supplicacioun" from CA, concluding that whereas Gower learned from Chaucer's explorations in rhyme royal, he contributed something special in Ricardian poetics though his unique experiments in French forms and in philosophical love poetry. [JGN 10.1]

Item Type:Article
Subjects:In Praise of Peace
Style, Rhetoric, and Versification
Cinkante Balades
Confessio Amantis

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