Fabliau

A short tale in verse originating from early French poetry. Fabliaux were often comic or ribald in tone. An English example is the Miller's Tale by Chaucer.
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fabliau

Form of humorous verse tale composed mainly in northeastern France during the 13th century. About 150 fabliaux survive, varying in length from 18 to over 1,300 lines. Mostly anonymous, they were...
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Fabliau

Fa`bli`au' noun ; plural Fabliaux (-o'). [ French, from Old French fablel , dim. of fable a fable.] (Fr. Lit.) One of the metrical tales of the Trouvères, or early poets of the north of France.
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Fabliau

• (n.) One of the metrical tales of the Trouveres, or early poets of the north of France.
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fabliau

a short metrical tale made popular in medieval France by the jongleurs, or professional storytellers. Fabliaux were characterized by vivid detail and ... [4 related articles]
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fabliau

a bawdy medieval verse narrative, originally French but adapted by Geoffrey Chaucer's in 'The Miller's Tale,' 'The Reeve's Tale,' 'The Merchant's Tale,' and others of The Canterbury Tales.
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fabliau

fabliau, plural fabliaux (both: fäblēō') , short comic, often bawdy tale in verse that deals realistically and satirically with middle-class or lower-class characters. Fabliaux were often directed against marriage and against members of the clergy. The form was extremely popular...
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Fabliau

Fabliau is a form of early French literature consisting of short versified tales of the Trouveres, or early poets of the Langue d'Oil, comic in spirit and intended primarily for recitation. They were mainly written between the 12th and 14th centuries in northern France, and caricature every subject, but particularly women, having as their principal...
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Fabliau

A fabliau (plural fabliaux) is a comic, often anonymous tale written by jongleurs in northeast France between ca. 1150 and 1400. They are generally characterized by an excessiveness of sexual and scatological obscenity. Several of them were reworked by Giovanni Boccaccio for the Decameron and by Geoffrey Chaucer for his Canterbury Tales. Some 150 ...
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Fabliau

(plural, fabliaux) A humorous, frequently ribald or 'dirty' narrative popular with French poets, who
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Fabliau

A bawdy medieval verse narrative, originally french but adapted by geoffrey chaucer's in 'the miller
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