Imagery in The Canterbury Tales: Examples & Meaning


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What is imagery?

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

2. Which of the following is true about imagery?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These study tools will gauge your grasp of the imagery in The Canterbury Tales. Answer quiz questions on topics such as the definition of imagery and one example of it being expressed in the text.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The following key points will be considered:

  • A defining characteristic of imagery
  • Example of imagery based on a female character
  • The reason a given sentence counts as imagery

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about various examples of imagery used by the author in the various tales, such as smelling 'as sweet as licorice'
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on imagery in The Canterbury Tales
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what imagery is and the reason it's used as a literary device

Additional Learning

The lesson entitled Imagery in The Canterbury Tales: Examples & Meaning will help you with the following subjects:

  • Imagery used in the descriptions of characters like the Shipman
  • The imagery in 'The Prioress's Tale'
  • Non-visual imagery