Laughter in Horace's Ode I. 9 and Chaucer's Miller's Tale

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The article discusses a possible influence of Horace's Ode I. 9 on Chaucer's Miller's Tale. Both contain a young girl laughing in the dark and the laughter is associated with a love affair; both deal with youth and age; the Horatian ode presents the laughter as occurring within a springtime landscape, while Chaucer's Alisoun is described through natural imagery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)191-197
Number of pages7
JournalNeophilologus
Volume97
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

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humor
love
Laughter
Geoffrey Chaucer
Ordinary Differential Equations
Miller's Tale
Horatian Ode
Love Affair
Imagery

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Linguistics and Language
  • Literature and Literary Theory

Keywords

  • Chaucer
  • Horace
  • Laughter
  • Miller's Tale

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