A book-length study of the text (one of the few available) for single copy use not for multiple copying. Eleven chapters: the first three place the text in context and the remaining chapters analyze the poem section by section. Includes my own modernization of the text and helpful guiding questions for students. The critical analysis refers to the latest literature on the Prologue. Written for high school and undergraduate students and their teachers. This work is the product of fifty years reading Chaucer and four months intensive research.