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do no more than take your vir tue”. In this line, virtue means “chastity” or “purity”. Readers today, however, more commonly interpret virtue to mean “a good quality.” The chart shows examples of other words found in the poem that are used differently today than they were in Chaucer’s time. Explain: Define the words in the chart as they are used today. Then write a sentence that illustrates a current usage of each word. Noble: ________________________________________________________________________ Sentence: _____________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ Rude: ________________________________________________________________________ Sentence: _____________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ Beautiful: _____________________________________________________________________ Sentence: _____________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________
21 English 12A Credit 3 Analyze Story Elements: Narrator Explain: Examine the chart below. Then explain, in your own words, how the writer uses the elements of subject and theme, direct statements, and tone to help the reader gain a deeper insight into the story’s characters and setting. Summarize the information from the chart above, in your own words. ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________
22 English 12A Credit 3 Evaluate: In “The Wife of Bath’s Prologue ”, the Friar complains about the Wife of Bath’s long, rambling preamble. How effective is she at narrating her tale about the knight? What insights can we gain into the Wife of Bath by examining the theme, direct statements, and the narrator’s tone? Use your work from the previous page and the activities in Lesson 2 to help build your response to the question above. Below is a list of requirements for your response. at least one full paragraph in length includes the title of the text uses the terms narrator, theme and tone . ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________
Mastery Check: The Wife of Bath ’s Tale” Evaluate : ____ 1. The Wife of Bath most likely retells the story of Midas to show that (1 pt.) Throughout this course, you will complete a Mastery Check for the texts you read. You may use your notes and refer to the text while answering these questions. Be sure to choose an answer and use textual evidence to provide an explanation. This counts toward your overall grade. You must support your answers to get full credit.
Explanation/evidence (2 pts.) : _____________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ____ 2. If the old woman can save his life, the knight promises to (1 pt.)
Explanation/evidence (2 pts.) : _____________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ____ 3. What does the knight tell the queen that women want? (1 pt.)
23 English 12A Credit 3 Explanation/evidence (2 pts.) : _____________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________
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