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Texts for British Literature

English IV: British Literature, A Survey Course What does British Literature cover? British Literature is a college-preparatory chronological literary survey course. Focus works, including novels, short stories, poems, and drama, have been selected for literary quality, and for their place … Continue reading

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Wheeler Study Questions

Here is an index to the study questions by Dr. L. Kip Wheeler which are referenced in British Literature (EIL4). Dr. Wheeler is an English professor at Carson-Newman College in Tennessee. Study Questions for Chaucer’s General Prologue to the Canterbury … Continue reading

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Part 2 Wheeler Chaucer Study Questions

201 Study Questions for Chaucer’s General Prologue to the Canterbury Tales (second half) by Dr. L Kip Wheeler Vocabulary: the bodily humors, church summoner, pardoner, pardon (or indulgence), pilgrimage, reeve, relic Introduction: Lecture or Handouts: What does the trait of … Continue reading

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Wheeler’s Chaucer Study Questions, Part 1

Study Questions for Chaucer’s General Prologue to the Canterbury Tales (first half) by Dr. L Kip Wheeler Vocabulary: frame narrative, ambiguity, bourgeoisie, satire, stereotype, relic, unreliable narrator, guild, Great Vowel Shift, Middle English, Epicureanism. Introduction: Why might we consider The … Continue reading

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Dr. Drake’s Chaucer Study Questions

Geoffery Chaucer Study Questions by Dr. Alfred J. Drake “General Prologue” to Canterbury Tales 1. What is the basic purpose of the “General Prologue?” 2. Study lines 1-18. What seem to be the motives offered for the pilgrimage that is … Continue reading

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