Master of Arts
Albert E. Hartung
The purpose of this thesis is to analyze the unity of style and imagery in the Canterbury Tales. It attempts to prove that Chaucer emplys three figures of comparison - simile, imago, and metaphor - in a consistent manner throughout the work to suit the narrative purpose of each tale and the preponderance of natural imagery in the comparisons provides a connecting link among the various tales, prologues, and epilogues.
Tinker, Peter M., "Chaucer's use of figures of comparison in the canterbury tales" (1969). Theses and Dissertations. 3775.