Canterbury rap

Chaucer rapper Dirk “Baba” Brinkman performed “The Pardoner’s Tale” and “The Wife of Bath’s Tale” at an Oakland high school.

Medieval Anglo-Saxon forms and today’s rap rhythms both use verses and couplets that end in rhyme, (Brinkman) said, and create poetry intended for oral expressions.

One student compared the Wife of Bath’s use of sex to manipulate her many husbands with rappers’ stories of sex and power in today’s society.

When I was in high school, we loved “Canterbury Tales” for the dirty jokes.

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  1. BadaBing says:

    Nothing beats the Miller’s Tale.

  2. Hi Joanne. Don’t forget the Carnival #7 at JennyD this week. Send submissions by PST at 7p…Looking forward to hearing from you.