The Canterbury Tales: The Wife of Bath's Prologue
by Geoffrey Chaucer
The Canterbury Tales: The Wife of Bath's Prologue Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
On several occasions, the Wife compares herself and other women to loaves of bread. The first time, she likens virgins to wheat bread and wives to the less-expensive and coarser barley bread. Her p...
Another figure of speech the Wife uses to describe herself and her sexuality is that of women-as-flowers, a very common way of describing women even today. When discussing her increasing years, for...