Introduction: Canterbury Tales Questions Answers by Geoffrey Chaucer includes General Prologue, character sketches & short answers of important questions asked in exams.
Name some important characters in ‘The Prologue’?
The important characters are the host, the village parson, the knight etc.
List the ecclesiastical characters in ‘The Prologue’?
The ecclesiastical characters are Prioress, nun, priest, Friar, monk, the village parson, the summoner and pardoner.
What are some of the places where the Knight has fought?
Knight has fought in Christendom and heathen lands, Alexandria, Prussia, Lithuania and Russia, Granada, Lyes, Attalia and Turkey.
What is the actual name of Prioress?
The actual name of Prioress is Madame Eglantine.
Do you like anything special in Chaucer’s description of the Prioress?
Chaucer specially described the manner of eating, her speaking in French and her forehead.
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What is the important about the fact that ‘The Prologue’ is set in the month of April?
In Europe the month of April is pleasant and beginning of spring season. Spring is symbol of the creation of new lives. So, “The Prologue” is set in the April.
Who was St. Thomas A. Becket?
St. Thomas Becket was the Archbishop of Canterbury and he was murdered by King Henry II’s knights. Because he refused to give the monarchy power over the church.
What is Chaucer’s contribution to English Literature?
Chaucer found English a dialect and left it a language. He gave the new shape to verse and rise to drama. He is also called the grandfather of English novel.
Which dialect did Chaucer use for his poetry?
In Europe four prominent dialects were used Southern, Northern, Midland and Kentish but he used the East Midland dialect in his poetry.
What is the purpose of ‘The Prologue’?
“The Prologue” has dual purpose first to reveal the characters for story and second it is satire on the contemporary society of Chaucer.
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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.
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 poem “O 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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