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The Canterbury Tales: The Wife of Bath's Prologue

The Canterbury Tales: The Wife of Bath's Prologue

by Geoffrey Chaucer

Analysis: Allusions

When authors refer to other great works, people, and events, it’s usually not accidental. Put on your super-sleuth hat and figure out why.

Biblical References

Classical / Mythical References

Historical References

  • Heloise (682)
  • Darius (Breton saint) (504)
  • Appelles (person who made Darius's tomb) (505)
  • Simplicius Gallus (649)

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