Context Flashcards Preview

Chaucer > Context > Flashcards

Flashcards in Context Deck (54)
Loading flashcards...
1

Who is THE BOOK OF THE DUCHESS written as an elegy for?

Blanche of Lancaster, John of Gaunt's first wife

2

When did Blanche of Lancaster die?

1368

3

Who was Chaucer's wife?

Philippa Roet

4

How did Chaucer know John of Gaunt?

Close friends- Chaucer served under his patronage- near end of their lives, they became brothers-in-law- Lancaster married Philippa's sister

5

Which late 12th century poet had a huge influence on lais?

Marie de France

6

What does Kathryn Hume argue are the typical features of a Breton Lai?

A concern with LOVE and what the Franklin calls GENTILESSE; magic (both faerie and other); an a-Christian ethic

7

What does Kathryn Hume also acknowledge as important parts of the Breton Lais?

love-interest; promises

8

How many of the other extant Middle English lais were written around the same time as THE FRANKLIN'S TALE, according to Kathryn Hume?

4/7

9

Which simple exemplum does Katie Homar acknowledge Chaucer built the FRIAR'S on?

Robert Rypon's THE GREEDY BAILIFF

10

What is the discussion about demonology between the summoner and the devil-yeoman called in the FRIAR'S?

Scole matere section

11

Which tales are based on stories which also appear in John Gower's "Confessio Amantis"?

MAN OF LAW'S; WIFE OF BATH'S; PHYSICIAN'S; MANCIPLE'S

12

What is the name of the story collection that John Gower published?

CONFESSIO AMANTIS

13

When did John Gower complete "Confessio Amantis" in its first form?

1390

14

Whose tale is it generally accepted that the Man of Law tells in earlier drafts?

The Tale of Melibee

15

Whose tale did the Wife of Bath apparently tell in early drafts?

The Shipman's Tale

16

What is the biography of a saint or an ecclesiastical leader called?

Hagiography

17

Where does Chaucer use rime royal?

Troilus and Criseyde; Man of Law's; Clerk's; Prioress's; Second Nun's; ANELIDA AND ARCITE; The Parliament of Fowls; number of shorter poems

18

Which tales are part of the 'Marriage Group'?

Wife of Bath's; Clerk's; Merchant's; Franklin's

19

Which tales out of the 'Marriage Group' directly cite the Wife of Bath?

Clerk's; Merchant's

20

Which tales are the most elaborately ornamented productions?

Merchant's; Squire's

21

Which tale does The Clerk's Tale largely resemble?

Man of Law's- the story of Custance/the tale of Griselda

22

Which biblical character does Griselda in The Clerk's Tale resemble?

Job

23

What rhyme scheme does Chaucer use for most of his tales of pathos?

Rime royal

24

What is unusual about the structure of The Clerk's Tale?

It is followed by an envoi

25

Which tale was apparently composed as a companion piece to The Clerk's?

Merchant's

26

How are the Squire and the Knight related?

The Knight is the Squire's father

27

Which famous literary figure was convinced that Chaucer intended to finish The Squire's Tale?

John Milton

28

Which tale attracted much attention from writers in the Elizabethan period?

Squire's- Milton; Edmund Spenser; John Lane

29

Which tales are characterised by affecting scenes of parents and children?

Physician's; Man of Law's; Clerk's; Prioress'; Ugolino episode in Monk's

30

Which tales were likely written before Chaucer had conceptualised the wider framework?

Knight's; Second Nun's; Monk's?; Physician's?