| Quote #10
'Go fro the window, Jakke fool,' she sayde,
The irony in Alisoun's statement here is that she is saying what she ought to as a married woman, but out of loyalty not to her husband but to her lover.
| Quote #11
'Allas,' quod Absolon, 'and weylawey,
Absolon's implication that a kiss is an acceptable substitute for Alisoun's love is yet another indication that, in the logic of the tale, all talk of love is really just talk of sex.
| Quote #12
'Allas!' quod he, 'allas, I ne hadde y-bleynt!'
It's somewhat strange that Absolon's humiliation at Alisoun's hands should turn him off not just to her, but to all future lovers. This renouncement suggests that the "maladye" of which Absolon was healed was not love of Alisoun, but love in general.