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FABLIAUX

MILLER'S; REEVE'S; SHIPMAN'S; MERCHANT'S; COOK'S; SUMMONER'S; FRIAR'S; MANCIPLE'S; WIFE OF BATH'S PROLOGUE

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ROMANCE

WIFE OF BATH'S; FRANKLIN'S; CLERK'S; MERCHANT'S; SQUIRE'S; MAN OF LAW'S; TALE OF SIR THOPAS

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SATIRE

FRIAR'S; CANON YEOMAN'S

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What has the tale of Custance been called, like the later tale of Griselda?

A secular saint's life

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Which of the tales are Christian romances?

Man of Law's; Clerk's

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Which tales have the form of literary confession/apologia?

Wife of Bath's Prologue; Pardoner's Prologue; Canon's Yeoman's Prologue; first part of Canon's Yeoman's Tale

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What type of romance is the Wife of Bath's Tale?

Arthurian

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EXEMPLUM

FRIAR'S; CLERK'S; PARDONER'S; MONK'S; MANCIPLE'S

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What extensive body of contemporary literature attacking the Friars do the Summoner's Tale and Prologue belong to?

"Anti-Fraternal" texts

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What work can also be classified as an "Anti-Fraternal" text?

La Roman de la Rose

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What does the "gift" that Thomas gives the friar in The Summoner's Tale classify it with?

Other medieval jests and fabliaux involving a satiric legacy

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Why is The Merchant's an unusual type of fabliaux?

It is cast in high style

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Which are the chivalric romances?

Knight's; Squire's

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What makes the chivalric romance different from other types?

Its fantastical variety

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What type of romance is Sir Thopas?

An old-fashioned minstrel romance

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Which tale is a BRETON LAY?

Franklin's

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What sort of tale is The Physician's?

Another of Chaucer's tales of domestic pathos

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Which are the moral tales?

Physician's; Knight's; Parson's

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What does The Pardoner's Tale have some characteristics of?

A sermon

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What is The Prioress's Tale?

A "MIRACLE OF THE VIRGIN", a very popular genre of devotional literature

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What are the "miracle of the Virgin" stories like?

Short, often like children's fairy tales, with the figure of the Jew playing the "boogie man", from whom the Virgin protects the heroes and heroines

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What type of romance is Sir Thopas?

English- popular minstrel

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What characterises the minstrel romances?

Relatively brief narratives; designed for oral delivery; frequent direct addresses to the audience; calls for attention at the fit divisions; rough verse; lang characterised by a heavy use of formulas; emphasis on adventurous action rather than refined emotion

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What theme is The Monk's Tale based around?

Tragedy

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What is the difference between Aristotelian and medieval tragedy?

Aristotelian- tragedy as a product of some tragic flaw in protagonist's character; medieval- protagonist is victim rather than hero, raised up and then cast down by workings of Fortune

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Which genres does The Nun's Priest's belong to?

Beast fable; mock-heroic tragedy

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What genre is The Second Nun's?

Hagiography- most popular genre of medieval devotional literature

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What is the genre of hagiography often said to resemble (although not in THE LIFE OF SAINT CECILIA)?

Romance

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Which tales are occupational/professional satires?

Friar's; Summoner's; Canon's Yeoman's

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What genre can The Manciple's be viewed as?

Etiological myth