The Canterbury Tales: Writing Style & Language


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The Canterbury Tales was originally written in what language?

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1. What is the frame narrative of The Canterbury Tales about?

2. The language of The Canterbury Tales can and have helped scholars learn about:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

See what you know about the writing style and language in The Canterbury Tales. Frame narrative and literary genre that the Monk's Tale uses are among the question topics on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Take the quiz to assess your understanding of:

  • The significance of the Knight's telling a historical romance
  • What can be learned from the language in The Canterbury Tales
  • Literary genre that the Monk's Tale uses
  • The original language of The Canterbury Tales

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on language choices in The Canterbury Tales
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the frame narrative in this work
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the different language of The Canterbury Tales

Additional Learning

The Canterbury Tales: Writing Style & Language is a lesson you can access to review more topics. These include:

  • What Geoffrey Chaucer is known for
  • The meaning of iambic pentameter
  • Characters in The Canterbury Tales
  • What various choices in language show us about the characters and the people of that time