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A nonscholarly narrative in metrical verse; tales of love, adventure, knightly conflict, and pageantry
Set in Brittany region of France; tales, Celtic in origin, of magic, fairies, folk lore, and courtly love
Animals are given human qualities and are involved in clever tales that preach a moral lesson
the repetition of a previous line, or lines, but with a slight variation each time thata dvances the narrative stanza by stanza. It is commonly used in the ballad
any imaginative literature that is set in an idealzed world and deals with heroic adventures and battles
a literary work w/ two or more levels of meaning- one literal and one symbolic (the setting, objects, and characters stand of ideas or qualities beyond themselves)
Miracle and Mystery Plays
plays that depicted stories about the life of Christ or stories from the bible
a poetic drama developed in the middle ages. dramatized allegory containing abstract virtues. Good and bad usually struggle for the soul of man.
A type of writing that mocks or ridicules the weakness and wrongdoing of individuals, groups, or humanity in general
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