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1

Who wrote "Piers the Plowman"?

William Langland

2

In which dialect it was written?

West Midland Dailect

3

It is a satire on?

Clergy

4

What poem is Piers the plowman?

1. dream vision poem
2. allegorical poem in unrhymed alliterative verse

5

What are the three dream visions in the poem?

1. Do-well
2. Do-bet
3. Do-best

6

What does Do-well represent?

1. it represents the conscience
2. it is a practice of virtues

7

What does Do-bet represent?

it represents grace.

8

In Do-bet dream vision, what does Piers become?

A good Samaritan practicing charity.

9

What does Do-best represent?

it represents charity

10

In Do-best dream vision, Plowman is identified?

Plowman is identified with Christ himself.

11

Where does the poem begin?

at Malvern Hills

12

What is the poem about?

A man named Will falls asleep and has a dream vision.

13

What are the three symbols in the poem?

1. A Tower upon a hill
2. A Fortress down a deep valley
3. A Field full of folks

14

What does the tower represent?

Heaven

15

What does the Fortress represent?

Hell

16

What does the Field represent?

The world of mankind

17

Who is the Plowman?

A spiritual guide named Piers.