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dream vision

dream vision  

A kind of narrative (usually but not always in verse) in which the narrator falls asleep and dreams the events of the tale. The story is often a kind of allegory, and commonly consists of a tour of ...
visual qualities and visual arts

visual qualities and visual arts  

Readers are instantly struck by the vividness and the often sharply visual quality of Chaucer's writing, which evokes the surface appearance as well as the spirit of medieval life. We ...

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