The Canterbury Tales: Similes & Metaphors


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Which of the following similes describes the Monk when he is outside of the monastery in The Canterbury Tales?

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1. How is the Miller's mouth like a furnace door in The Canterbury Tales?

2. When describing John's wife, Alisoun, in 'The Miller's Tale' from The Canterbury Tales, what does the narrator compare her to?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet offers a self-evaluation of what you remember about the use of similes and metaphors in The Canterbury Tales. You'll check that you know how to spot them and understand their intent by the author.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet provides the chance to test your understanding of:

  • The simile that describes the Monk outside of the monastery
  • How the Miller's mouth is like a furnace
  • Something the Miller compares Alisoun to in his tale
  • What the Wife of Bath compares to bread

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure you were able to pick out the simile that describes the Monk outside of the monastery from what you read
  • Information recall - see if you can remember how the Miller's mouth is like a furnace
  • Interpreting information - verify that you read and can correctly interpret what the Wife of Bath's husbands feel about her

Additional Learning

There is more to learn about this topic located in the lesson, The Canterbury Tales: Similes & Metaphors. In this lesson, you will review more detail about:

  • The difference between similes and metaphors
  • What is meant by the simile used about the Monk
  • What Alisoun's voice is compared to
  • Something used to describe Alisoun's dancing