Personification in The Canterbury Tales: Examples & Meaning


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Which of the following is the Zephyr in The Canterbury Tales?

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1. What is the purpose of personification in the opening sentence of The Canterbury Tales?

2. According to The Man of Law Tale in The Canterbury Tales, who or what serves as a guide for Lady Constance?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can evaluate what you remember about the use of personification in The Canterbury Tales with this quiz and worksheet. You'll answer five multiple-choice questions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The purpose of this quiz and worksheet is revisiting what you know about:

  • What is called the Zephyr in the story
  • The purpose of the use of personification in the opening sentence
  • The guide for Lady Constance in 'The Man of Law Tale'
  • What is personified in 'The Pardoner's Tale'

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of the Zephyr in the book to answer a question about it
  • Reading comprehension - from what you read, ensure you are able to draw out what the guide for Lady Constance is in 'The Man of Law Tale'
  • Interpreting information - verify that you read and were able to correctly interpret how to describe personification

Additional Learning

You will find more to read about this topic in the provided lesson, Personification in The Canterbury Tales: Examples & Meaning. This lesson offers more detail about:

  • Defining personification
  • The purpose of personification
  • What Chaucer writes about the drought
  • The quote that implies time has the ability to move