Chaucer anthologies frequently remove or skip over the "naughty bits" in the Miller's, Reeve's, Wife's, and Shipman's tales. Lewis together in their play imagined an alternative world, drawing pictures and making up stories about this realm. CE) has had such a potent influence on the development of English. Bowdlerization : A later editor's censorship of sexuality, profanity, and political sentiment of an earlier author's text. This argument is what finally persuaded Lewis to convert. Examples include the fables of Aesop and Marie de France, Kipling's The Jungle Book and Just So Stories, George Orwell's Animal Farm, Richard Adams' Watership Down, and Chaucer's "Nun's Priest's Tale." Contrast with fable, below.
Victorian editions of Ovid's Art of Love and the poetry of Catallus often use ellipses in Latin editions to indicate expurgated lines dealing with sexual practices. "Schemes and Tropes." Miscellaneous handouts made available to her graduate students at West Texas A M University in the Fall Term of 1993. Examples of the beot can be seen throughout Beowulf such as when Beowulf vows to fight Grendel without using any weapons. Conventionally, the figure is a young and attractive male with a bad reputation. In modern Welsh, the term bardd refers to any participant who has competed in an Eisteddfod. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1995.