The Canterbury Tales: Poem or Prose?


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In The Canterbury Tales, what are two features that distinguish verse from prose?

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1. In The Canterbury Tales, which two sections are written in prose as opposed to verse?

2. Even though readers can make a distinction between prose and verse, or poetry, in The Canterbury Tales, the stories also show a lot of variation across _____

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet provides an evaluation of what you remember about the prose and poems of The Canterbury Tales. You will review your understanding of the different types of writing and why they are both used.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The purpose of this quiz and worksheet is to examine your understanding of:

  • The features that distinguish verse from prose
  • The sections that are written in prose
  • What the stories have a great deal of variation of
  • The meter Shakespeare used

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast prose and verse
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of the sections in The Canterbury Tales to answer a question about it
  • Information recall - check your knowledge of the rhyming pairs that Chaucer uses

Additional Learning

You find a thorough overview of this topic in the lesson, The Canterbury Tales: Poem or Prose?. This lesson discusses more detail about:

  • Characteristics of the verse in The Canterbury Tales
  • Who says he does not like rhymes in the tales
  • What the majority of the work is written in
  • How the genre relates to the characters