Writing poems is a very soothing activity which reveals all what we feel or want to express.I know many wonderful and brilliant writers here who perform this art extraordinarily.
But if I ask you that who is the ‘father of english poetry’ ?
I guess some of you will say William Shakespeare.
And for those who think so I’m sorry, he’s not.
The great legend of old-english period
Geoffrey Chaucer (1340-1400) has been entitled as ‘the father of English poetry’.
(If you knew it already you can pat your shoulders😊😊)
Chaucer was born in London,in the reign of Edward III,lived through the age
of Richard II and died in 1400.He used
to write in Anglo-Saxon language and almost nobody has knowledge of this language today.He was also termed as
the ‘morning star of Renaissance’.
Though Chaucer has written numerous tales,prose and poems,the greatest work of him is the ‘the canturbury tales’
which consists of 17000 lines in verses
and two stories ‘the tale of melibeus’
and ‘the Parson’s tale’ in prose.The first English novel ‘Troilus and Criseyde’ ,a
long love story was also a landmark of
Chaucers grave writings.
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