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The Action of Langland's Second Vision<sup>*</sup>

J.A. Burrow

in Essays on Medieval Literature

Published in print March 1984 | ISBN: 9780198111870
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191670657 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198111870.003.0005
The Action of Langland's Second Vision*

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This chapter discusses what Langland did in his work Piers Plowman, which went through ten different visions. The second vision is where the poem's most famous episodes can be read, and these involve a confession of the Seven Deadly Sins in Passus V.

Keywords: Langland; visions; second vision; Piers Plowman; Seven Deadly Sins; Passus V

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Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval)

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