Short Questions and Answers of ‘Prologue to Canterbury Tales’ by Geoffrey Chaucer

Define poetry?

Poetry is one genre of literature in which rhythmic and aesthetic qualities of language is used. It may be in verse or meter with or without symbolism, imagery, simile and metaphor etc.

Define alliteration?

The repetition of initial consonant sounds of words close together in a phrase or line of poetry is called ‘Alliteration’. Examples:

  • Dark drop
  • Tip top
  • Breeze blue
  • Cold coffee

What do you mean by accent?

Accent is the significant stress on the syllable or emphasis a syllable. It is denoted by (/).

What is apostrophe?

Apostrophe is a figure of speech in which poet addresses a died or absent person, abstract idea or personification like Walt Whitman’s poemO captain, my captain”.

How is a simile different from a metaphor?

Simile is a direct comparison of two things by using “as” and “like” and metaphor is as one thing is described as being another thing.
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Short questions and answers of ‘Paradise Lost’1

How long did it take Satan to fall from Heaven to Hell?

It took nine days for Satan to fall from Heaven to Hell.

What demon is floating alongside Satan in the fiery lake at the beginning of the poem?

Beelzebub demon is floating alongside Satan in the fiery lake at the beginning of the poem.

What is the role of Beelzebub in “Paradise Lost”?

Beelzebub is fully faithful to Satan and he encourage the Satan for revenge.

Why did Satan tempt Eve?

Satan tempt Eve because it is easy for him due to the frivolous nature of woman.

Who is the ‘heavenly muse’ in “Paradise Lost”?

Urania is the muse of history and the subject of “Paradise Lost” is also from historical so, ‘heavenly muse‘ in “Paradise Lost” is Urania and Calliope for Epic poetry.
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Short questions and answers of ‘Paradise Lost’

What is pandemonium?

In “Paradise LostSatan and fallen angels built a palace that was called ‘ Pandemonium’. In this palace fallen angels assemble for meeting.

Define epic?

An epic is a long narrative poem on a grand scale about the deeds of heroes and warriors.

Define free verse?

Free verse is a type of poetry has no regular  meter and line length. It depends on natural speech’s rhythms and stressed and unstressed syllables.

Define blank verse?

Blank verse is one kind of poetry written in unrhymed iambic pentameter. It’s meter is natural to English language.

What does the title of “Paradise Lost” refer to?

The title of the “Paradise Lost” refers to the Biblical story of Adam and Eve eviction from the Garden of Eden.
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