1. Bede's story of Caedmon is clearly a Christian text, while Beowulf is clearly the product of a
strong warrior culture. How do you see these two elements coming together in the "Dream of the
Rood?" What does this tell us about the cultural environment o
1. Does Chaucer's "The Miller's Tale" use humor? What kind of humor is it? Be specific,
and explain whether you found the humor effective or not.
Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales was the seminal literary work that solidified the
English Language as
2. Edmund Spenser's "The Faerie Queene" is considered a Romantic epic poem. What is the
definition of an "epic"? Does Spencer's poem appear to you to be an epic? Why, or why not?
An epic poem is defined as, ". a long, narrative poem that is usually about