The Importance of the Prologue: Poetry and Politics in “Confessio Amantis”

Having subdivided the text into three distinct parts, namely, the State, the Church and the Commons, Gower’s Prologue addresses all three estates from its stylistic “medial” point. Although initially dedicated to the king, this poem addresses all people – the “lewed” as well as the learned, though with perhaps less of an emphasis on the … Read moreThe Importance of the Prologue: Poetry and Politics in “Confessio Amantis”