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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