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This chapter investigates Chaucer's usage of technical terminology to refer to verse-form and poetic technique. Chaucer uses the technical terms or jargon of poetry not just to name his own techniques or the techniques of others but also to pose questions to himself and to his readers. Chaucerian formal self-reference appears as purposeful muddling or inconclusive duplication of technical terms (by using two or more terms instead of one, by using technical terms idiosyncratically, or by creat...

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University of Oxford
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St Edmund Hall
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Chaucer and the Subversion of Form
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Cambridge
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2018-04-30
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9781108147682
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2017-09-21

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