Alliteration in The Canterbury Tales: Examples & Meaning


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What is an alliteration?

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1. Which of the following is an example of alliteration from The Canterbury Tales?

2. Which of the following is true about alliteration?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Take this short quiz to test your knowledge of alliteration in The Canterbury Tales. To pass the quiz, you'll need to define alliteration and recognize specific instances of alliteration from Chaucer's short stories.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be asked to:

  • Define alliteration
  • Recognize examples of alliteration from The Canterbury Tales
  • Differentiate between true and false statements about alliteration

Skills Practiced

You'll exercise the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of alliteration to recognize examples from The Canterbury Tales
  • Defining key concepts - make sure you can correctly define alliteration as a literary term
  • Distinguishing differences - be able to tell the difference between true and false statements about this literary device

Additional Learning

Review the related lesson, Alliteration in The Canterbury Tales: Examples & Meaning, to see more examples of this literary device. The lesson is designed to help students evaluate instances of alliteration from the following stories:

  • The Wife of Bath prologue
  • The Prioress's Tale
  • The Miller's Tale