The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

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In what genre is The Nun's Priest's Tale written?

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The Nun's Priest's Tale of Chanticleer the rooster and Sir Russell the fox is a beast fable. Aesop's Fables may be the most famous example of this genre, in which animals behave as though they are humans (personification) and a moral lesson is taught.

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It is quite clear that Chaucer represents his age.His fables render moral lesson.He takes the gene of short stories or he is narrator and applies mild satire.

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