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sophomore year first LA test

another word for "resolution"



main character in story (not always hero)


character or force that opposes protagonist (not always villain)


character who provides a contrast to the protagonist (used to emphasize main attributes of protagonist)

all of man vs:

man, society, nature, self

first person

I, we, us

third person objective

don't know thoughts of others (he, she, it, they)

third person limited

thoughts/feelings of ONE character

third person omniscient

all knowing


underlying meaning of literary work (NOT the subject/topic)

Is the Canterbury Tales realism? (why

no (because from different social groups wouldn't meet up like they did)

How is Canterbury Tales organized?

from what Geoffrey Chaucer believes should be ranked from highest to lowest, disregarding the feudal system.

How many pilgrims are in the Canterbury Tales?


Framed Narrative

fiction story within a story

Canterbury tales is what type of narrative?

framed narrative

Moral redemption

capacity to transcend one's limitations and reveal new level of self knowledge (spiritual enlightenment)

What does Dante say about moral redemption?

can only be reached after they confront the evils of the world and within themselves

What language was Inferno written in? (why)

Italian (language used in art, literature, and church)

where was Dante born?



people who supported the pope


people who supported the emperor

White Guelph

opposed pope as ruler

Black Guelph

still supported pope as ruler

Dante's true love


Why is the Inferno trilogy called a comedy?

they have a happy ending

Original language for Bisclavaret?


Canterbury Tales structure?

iambic pantameter

Inferno structure?

iambic tercet

Bisclavaret exposition

Garwal tells his wife about him being a were-wolf (bisclavaret)

Bisclavaret inciting incident/force

Garwal's wife hides his clothes

Bisclavaret rising action

king goes hunting and Garwal become king's pet, Garwal attacks his wife's new husband.

Bisclavaret climax

Garwal attacks his wife and almost gets killed

Bisclavaret falling action

wise man persuades king to question wife and forced her to speak

Bisclavaret denouement

Garwal wife speaks and becomes human again

Bisclavaret protagonist


Bisclavaret antagonist

Garwal's wife

Bisclavaret conflict type (man vs....)

man (and society)

Bisclavaret point of view

Third Person Objective

Bisclavaret theme

courtly love

Inferno protagonist


inferno conflict type (man vs....)


inferno point of view

first person

Inferno theme


Language of Canterbury Tales (why)

Latin (used in church and most common)

author of stories during Geoffrey Chaucer's time?

Clerics (produced most literature)


compound expression used in place of a name or noun (storm of swords = battle)


extended metaphor

courtly love

Lady married to lord, but also married to Knight as long as they didn't have an affair.

What did lots of stories have?

Heroism/idealized behavior and Courtly Love

When was Inferno written (what was happening to Dante?)

he was in exile

Inferno (allegorical and literal meaning)


Put in order during Dante's time (malice, fraud/disloyalty, betrayal/pride, weakness)


what does the leopard, lion, and she-wolf mean?

leopard = fraud, lion = violence, she-wolf = weakness

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