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Chaucer's Quiz & The Pardoner's Tale Quiz
Terms in this set (18)
What is unique about the birth date of Geoffrey Chaucer?
They dont know the exact date.
In his own life time, Chaucer was considered??
The Greatest English Poet
Chaucer lies buried in Westminster Abbey at a location known as??
His first major work was entitled???
The Book The Duchess
The Canterbury Tales were originally supposed to consist of_____ tales, but only ____ were finished upon publication.
In the Canterbury Tales, Chaucer introduces the reader to ____ pilgrims that are going on a pilgrimage to the Canterbury Cathedral.
long journey for religious reasons.
This genre of literature is characterized by writing that offers insight into society, its values, and it customs. What type of writing is this?
what are the four medieval society estates?
Which group is not used in the Prologue of the Canterbury Tales?
Relief of stress.
What is Chaucer's main reason for writing about the pilgrimage in the Prologue?
to create a setting for telling stories by different characters.
What is Chaucer's primary theme in the prologue?
the great variety of human nature.
According to the Prologue, ow many tales will each pilgrim tell on the journey?
Two going there & two going back.
Where are the pilgrims going in the Prologue?
to the cathedral in Canterbury
The narrator is portrayed as?
stern and judgmental
narrative that have both literal & deeper, symbolic meanings
Archetypical narrative elements(4)
*Characters, events, & other things that come in three.
*a test of a characters morality
*a mysterious guide who helps point the way
*just ending that rewards good or evil.
Explain: "Let two more summers wither in their pride, Ere we may think her ripe to be a bride."
May is a 'lovely human doll whose uselessness aggrandises her owner's social standing'
a type of metaphor in which non-human objects or ideas are given human qualities.
How are a symbol and a motif different ?
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