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chanticleer

, chantecler
a name for a cock, used esp in fables

Chanticleer

cajoled by fox into singing; thus captured. [Br. Lit.: Canterbury Tales, “Nun’s Priest’s Tale”]
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The pace of the poem is leisurely: it runs to 60 stanzas of rime royal and includes a learned disquisition on the origin and nature of dreams worthy of Chaunticleer.
Finally, ghosts can also serve, as in this case, as a deus ex machina plot device to remedy a gross in injustice that social institutions are unable to deal with ('Mordre wol out', as Chaunticleer says).
Tragedy is here surprised by comedy when Chaunticleer the proud cock tricks his way out of catastrophe, yet the tale yields morals like those of The Monk's Tale about pride and self-knowledge which, while clearly not the end of the story, are also not to be disregarded.