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Flashcards in Middle English Lit Deck (8):
1

- Arthurian epics (2):

- Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (Contemporaneous with Chaucer, but retains older features)- Alliterative rhyme
- Malory: Le Morte Darthur

2

Geoffrey Chaucer (134? – 1399) was certainly versed in Latin and French, but he decided to write in:

English

3

Chaucer wrote _____ lines of poetry in addition to several prose works

43,000

4

Chaucer served:

in the Hundred Years War, was taken prisoner, and ransomed.

5

where did Chaucer become acquainted with Italian poetry (Petrarch, Boccaccio, and Dante were alive at the time)?

diplomatic missions to Italy

6

who was knighted?

chaucer

7

who knew London well; his depictions of London are accurate.?

chaucer

8

how much of his vocabulary is French? (chaucer)

20-25%, but core words in English