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35 Cards in this Set

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Roman Conquest (claudius 1)
43 CE
Romans leave Britain
Angles, Saxons, Jutes arrive; Celts flee to Wales, Brittany, Ireland
St. Columba takes monks and Christianity to Scotland
Rome sends Augustine to convert King ethelbert of Kent to Christianity
Danes controls most of England
Norman Conquest
Thomas Becket assassinated by Henry II's knights in Canterbury
Plague wipes out 1/3 of English population
Chaucer begins writing The Canterbury Tales
William Caxton gets a printing press
-began receiting poems and had heroic poetry and elegiac poetry
Middle English
kinda like modern english
the language which Cantebury tales was produced with
St. Augustine
Roman cleric who converts the King of Kent to christianity, which set up the first monestry and created literacy, books, reading, recorded history
Alfred the Great
rebirthed of learning and education. if it wasnt for him, Literature might not be what it is today. preserved remnants of pre-danish civilization in britain
Norman Conquest
1066- made it so that people only spoke French or Latin,
the Hierarchy created a background for Chaucer to write about for the Canterbury Tales
Thomas Becket
went against the King and then moved to Canterbury which created everyone else to move; if Becket had not moved there, there would not be any canterbury tales
William the Conqueror
took over England and made them speak English rather than French or Latin
Richard fought in it, and it provided one of the charactr, the Kight, for the Canterbury tales
William Caxton
got a printing press, and printed many books
Morte d'Arthur
Sir Thomas Mallory
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
translated by Marie Borroff
"I have a hauberk at home, and a helm beside"-sir gawain

a line where most of the words start with the same letter
Having honor, bravery, courtesy, humility, loyalty, respect for women, fair play, and honesty as a Knight.
the form of a language spoken by people in a particular region or group.

"As i was walking alane." -twa corbies
direct and indirect characterization
-states actual personality traits
-infer things by what is said, looks, and actions

-and well she sang a service, with a fine intoning through her nose, as was most seemly
-[The Miller]...a great stout fellow big in brown and bone."
a story that teaches a lesson
Folk Ballad
poem or song that tells a story in short verses and simple words

twa corbies
folk ballad because it is written in dialect, with short verses and simple words
frame story
a story within a story

-canterbury tales
heroic couplet
couplet - 2 rhyming lines

iambic pentameter- rhythm in which the iambic pattern weak strong is repeated 5 times
involves surprising intresting or a musing contradicions

The pardoner's tale
when the 3 rioters went looking for Death and they found death.
the moral of a story

the pardoners tale
medival romance
-popular adventure story
-sense of supernatural
-glamourous portrayal of castle life, banquets, tournaments
-ideals of chivalry
-the character and personality an author assumes from whose point of view the story is told

-the Pardoners tale because chaucer is in real life very smart, and in the story, he is very gullible
repeated verse

Lord Randall
"For I'm weary wi'hunting, and fain wald lie down"