The High Medieval Dream Vision: Poetry Philosophy, Philosophy, and Literary Form.
Incidental references: WL and Chaucer stretch the dream vision genre self-reflexively; as opposed to Gower, who uses the classic vision as a framing device, WL employs it as one of a number of “models of ascent” that qualify and supplement each other. WL’s Dreamer, functioning like the will in its imaginative aspect, is typical of the genre from the thirteenth century, in which the dreamer customarily resembles Imagination.
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