The Canterbury Tales Genre


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What is a genre?

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1. Geoffrey Chaucer told The Canterbury Tales in what language?

2. In Geoffrey Chaucer's story The Canterbury Tales, what is a frame story?

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The quiz/worksheet combo is available to help you see what you know about The Canterbury Tales' genre. The meaning of genre and the language used in this work are topics on the quiz.

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  • The meaning of satire
  • A frame story
  • The definition of genre
  • An example of exaggerated satire in The Canterbury Tales

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  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on The Canterbury Tales' genre
  • Defining key concepts - make sure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as genre and satire

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