Confessio Amantis: Summary & Overview


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When was the 'Confessio Amantis' written?

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1. The poem is divided into how many books?

2. What is the subject of the dialogue between the Lover and Venus' chaplain?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These study tools will help you assess your understanding of John Gower's poem ''Confessio Amantis''. You will be quizzed on the author, the poem—including how many syllables are in each line—and Gower's famous contemporary.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • When ''Confessio Amantis'' was written
  • How many books the poem is divided into
  • Subject of the dialogue between the Lover and Venus' chaplain
  • Number of syllables in each line
  • Contemporary of Gower

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related English lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding John Gower
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the structure of ''Confessio Amantis''

Additional Learning

To learn more about this poem, review the related lesson titled ''Confessio Amantis'': Summary & Overview. The lesson meets these objectives:

  • Introduce the poem
  • Learn about the structure of the poem
  • Discuss Gower's influence and style
  • Review themes of the poem