Structure of The Decameron

The Decameron is made up of 100 stories told within 10 days. Each day contains 10 stories told by 10 individual storytellers. The box model seen to the left is a visual representation of the structure of The Decameron. Inside each of the 10 days there are 10 individual stories or "Novellas." The Novellas are marked in our days as "Novel." Within each of these "novels," there are various types of text. These three types of text can be broken down into three categories: Frame Narratives, Stories, and Songs. In our readable versions of the days the types of texts are highlighted in the colors that are shown in the model.