What is it about?
The article focuses on the construction of an amorous relationship in Chaucer's poetry. The issue of a lady's consent is framed in the article by the larger background of the partly conflicting Germanic and Roman cultural traditions both impacting Chaucerian England.
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Why is it important?
The article offers a perspective to analyzing wooing scenes in Chaucer's poetry, and it sheds light on the use of playfulness in such scenes.
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This page is a summary of: “I wol sterve”, Journal of Historical Pragmatics, March 2004, John Benjamins,
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