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True/False The poet got his idea for the Canterbury Tales from the French work Decameron.
False; it was Italian
Write a four line stanza, then take the second and fourth line and make it the first and third line of the stanza. Then repeat the pattern until the last stanza, when you use the unused lines from stanza one.
something that serves as a model/pattern for other things of the same type (literary stereotype)
How did the Pardoner "make monkeys of the priests and congregation"
He was selling pardon for his own money gain
What strict codes were drawn concerning a person's attire/clothing in Chaucer's day?
attire indicated your social status, the lower class wore crude and simple clothing, and the upper class work fine fabrics
Name Chuacer's 3 favorite pilgrims and explain why they are his favorite
Parson, Plowman, Knight; he describes them favorably because they had high moral standards and ethics and they stay true to status and professions
What was the distance to Canterbury and what modes of travel were to be used?
65 miles and walk or ride a horse
What was suggested about the Doctor and his relationship with the local apothecaries?
he was directly related to them so they could make medicines and to make money
Cite reasons other than religious renewal for why some pilgrims might be on the trip.
Some were sick and believed the shrine had healing powers; to make money by selling pardons; or for love by getting another husband
What about the yeoman might have been somewhat impractical in his preparations for hunting?
his flashy accessories
What is unique about the relationship between the Parson and the Plowman?
they were brothers both in flesh and in christ
Who did Chaucer describe as "birds of a feather" and why?
pardoner and summoner because they have similar interests; crooked, drunk, stole
Name the levels of hierarchy system from highest to lowest
What detail did Chaucer neglect int he description of the Parson? Why?
He never gave his physical appearance because it was insignificant or paled in comparison to his moral
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