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“To thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night and day, Thou canst not then be false to any man…”
“…To die—to sleep. To sleep—perchance to dram; ay….there’s the rub!...”
“…Good night, sweet prince, And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.”
“Though this be madness, yet there is a method to it.”
“Something is rotten in the state of Denmark”
“…and the devil hath power to assume a pleasing shape.”
“See what grace is seated on this brow; Hyperion’s curls, the front of Jove himself…”
“O, what a rash and bloody deed is this!”
“Adieu, adieu, adieu. Remember me.”
“There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance. Pray you love, remember. And there’s pansies, that’s for thoughts.”
“…Do it, England, For like the hectic in my blood he rages, And thou must cure me…”
“Faith, if a be not rotten before a die, a will last you some eight or nine year.:
Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway had three children named
Hamnet, Judith, and Suzanna
James Burbage built
the Theatre
1. This Middle English genre features a code of behavior that relies on chivalry and romance
Courtly Romance
2. This Middle English genre is a narrative popular with French poets that features trickery, practical jokes, sexual mishaps, mistaken identity, and bodily humor and is traditionally written in octosyllabic couplets
3. This short, simple narrative features speaking animals and is designed to teach a moral lesson or social truth
Beast Fable
4. The medieval version of this genre is short a narrative or reference that serves to teach by way of example, especially a short story imbedded in a longer sermon. The imbedded story features a model of behavior to imitate or bad behavior to be avoided.
5. The Monk’s Tale is an example of this Middle English genre
6. This Middle English genre is a narrative focusing on the miraculous occurrences associated with saints, particularly the apostles of Christ
Saint’s Legend
7. A short narrative or lyrical poem, usually in octosyllabic couplets, intended to be non-episodic and usually designed to be sung.
Breton Lay
8. The Wife of Bath’s Prologue is often considered to be this genre
This pilgrim always swore, “by Sainte Loy
16. This pilgrim is a servant to the Knight and the Squire
17. His job was to inform people they were scheduled for a church trial, at which they would, know doubt, be sentenced to death.
18. He gets girls pregnant during confessions, and then finds them husbands
19. He is big and brawny and has a wart on his nose from which red hairs are growing
20. He can follow the stars and is large and ill-mannered; he is uncomfortable on his horse.
21. He is an “outrider” for a monastery, in charge of the care of the property of the monks.
22. A student at Oxford, this character represents the good aspects of society.
23. His real name is Harry Baily
24. The most corrupt of the church officials, he even confesses to his hypocrisy in his prologue.
26. He stands out amongst the dishonest representatives of the church; he gives all his money to the poor and does not collect much in tithes
The parson
27. He is a steward for a law school, but not smart enough to be a lawyer himself.
28. A candidate for Knighthood, this pilgrim is infatuated with his own appearance
31. A tenet farmer who is honest, loves, God, and pays his tithes to the Church.
32. He manages a large estate and feared by the serfs, shepherds, and others that work for his
33. He accompanies the gild members and insures they have enough to eat
34. He is wealthy, and a landowner, but not of noble birth so although he is not respected by the other travelers, they do like spending his money
only does he know medicine, he blends it with astrology and natural healing; however, he knows nothing of religion or faith
Doctor of Physic
36. She is deaf and gap-toothed and wears scarlet stockings and many scarves
Wife of Bath
37. He is middle class and knows a good bargain, but despite his stately manner and dress, he is deeply in debt
The Merchant
38. He is the perfect gentleman, experienced at battle, and a lover of truth and freedom, chivalry and honor
39. Two knights fight over Emelye
Knight’s tale
40. A series of historical and mythical tales designed to present tragedy to the reader or listener who has just experienced a series of bawdy tales from other pilgrims.
Monk’s Tale
41. Alison and Nicholas play a trick on the carpenter
Miller’s Tale
42. Absalon receives flatulence to the face
Miller's tale
His tale is for getting even with the Miller for insulting Carpenters
Reeve’s Tale
44. This unfinished tale results from an insult by the Host over Jack of Dover.
Cooks Tale
45. Alan sleeps with the Miller’s daughter three times.
Reeve’s tale
47. “And Nicholas is branded on the bum/ And God bring all of us to Kingdom Come.”
Miller’s tale
“Radix Malorum est”
“In his own bacon I made him fry”
Wife of Baths
The Nuns Priest's tale is a
Beasts Fable
In whos tale does A Knight asks Venus to win his love, or die
Adam, Lucifer, Samson, Hercules, Nero and Ceasar all appear in this Tale
the monks
Chanticleer is taken hostage by Sir Russel Fox in this tale
Nun’s Priest’s
“…and may Christ Jesus send/ Us husbands meek and young and fresh in bed.”
What kind of tale is the Wife of Bath’s tale
This tale leads to a sermon on the evils of drinking, gambling and swearing
A fight with her husband leaves her partially deaf
Wife of Bath tale
“And someone led with minstrelsy to jail.”
Cook's tale
In this take, two students are asked by the sick manciple to witness the grinding of the college’s grain to prevent stealing and overcharging
Reeve’s tale
Theseus spares the lives of two knights, but imprisons them in a tower
Knights tale
This tale is a courtly romance
Knights tale
A retelling of Aesop’s Fable
Nun’s Priest’s tale
The long prologue to this tale can be considered a Mock Sermon
Wife of Bath’s tale
A gullible carpenter breaks his arm
Miller's tale
Athens and Thebes live peacefully together at the end of this take.
Knights tale
This tales and its prologue are probably indicative of Chaucer’s view of marriage
Wife of Bath’s tale
A carpenters hangs three boats from the ceiling for fear of a flood
Miller's tale
Two people get mooned through the window in this tale
miller's tale
“They had a daughter two between them both, /She was a girl of twenty summer’s growth; /But that was all except a child they had/ Still in the cradle, but a proper lad.
Reeve’s tale
In this tale, two men are in love with the same woman, but neither can have her
Knights tale
In this tale three men are seeking revenge on death
Pardoners tale
“Having put gluttony in its proper setting/ I wish to warn you against dice and betting.”
Pardoners tale
In this tale, a rooster learns his lesson and outsmarts a fox
Nun’s Priests tale
The repetition of vowel sounds in conjunction with dissimilar consonant
A songlike poem that tells a story that deals with the adventure and/or romance
A harsh, jarring sound
True or False:
Lilly finally believes T-Ray when he tells her she was the one who shot Deborah
True or False:
After her experience in Sylvan, Rosaleen decided against registering to vote
True or False:
Lily scored that highest number a human being can get on their verbal aptitude test
True or False:
Lily’s birthday is the same as Augusts
True or False:
Rosaleen practices the Southern Baptist religion
True or False:
Martha Whites are Lily’s “days of the week” underwear
false, marth whites are gritz
True or False:
The secret life of bees is a bildungsroman novel
True or False:
Clayton Forrest gives Zach a copy of South Carolina Legal Reports to help him study to be a lawyer
True or False:
Tica Tee is one of the Daughters of Mary
protagonist of the Secret life of Bees
Lilly Owen
“…not the Daddy type”
T-Ray Owen
One of T-Ray’s peach pickers
Rosaleen Daise
Policemen who takes Rosaleen and Lily to jail
Avery “Shoe” Gatson
hits Rosaleen with a flashlight and nearly kills her
Franklin Posey
The keeper of bees and “stand in” mother for both Lily and Deborah
August Boatwright
Put red socks on the “feet” of the claw foot tub
May Boatwright
Teachers at a black (segregated) high school
June Boatwright
Our Lady of Chains
The Black Madonna
Lily’s “love interest”
Zach Taylor
White lawyer used by Zach, Deborah and the Calendar sisters
Clayton Forrest
Daughters of Mary member with the best hats
June finally decides to marry him
Lily’s biological mother
Deborah Owen
“Famous” author from Tiburon
Willifred Marchant
Pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist Church
Brother Gerald
“..Showed up like the angel Gabriel appearing to the Virgin Mary, setting events in motion..”
Lily keeps what momentos of her mother in a paper sack
A pair of gloves, a photo and a picture of the Black Madonna
The inciting incident for the rising action in the novel is
when T-Ray takes lily home and tells her her mother left her
The main story line of The Secret Life of Bees takes place during what important year in U.S. history?
Who says “You gotta imagine what’s never been.”
Lily’s favorite dessert is
peanuts and coke
The black Mary is called “our lady of chains” because
she kept returning, unchained, to the praise house after being moved
Which of these historic events does not take place during the course of the novel?
President Kennedy signed the Civil Rights Act into law
The information that lily is living with the Calendar sisters, friends with Becca and Zach in the now desegregated high school and the description of her new room in the pink house are all part of which literally stage of Freytag’s pyramid?
the denouement
Trace the actions of the bees that are the Lily’s room and explain how they metaphorically parallel her life.
The bees fly into Lily’s room and buzz around but some are eventually traps in the jar. Lily the decided to free them, but they didn’t go right away, lily is traps at the beginning of the book by T-Ray. At the end, T-Ray decides to free her
The repetition of initial constant sounds in neighboring words.
2) Allegory
A story or tale with two or more levels of meaning—a literal level and one or more symbolic levels.
3) Allusion
A reference to a well-known person, place, event, literary work, or work of art.
4) Anecdote
A brief story about an interesting, amusing, or strange event.
5) Anagnoresis
Describes the moment of recognition when ignorance gives way to knowledge
6) Antagonist
A character or force in conflict with main character or the protagonist.
7) Aphorism
A general truth or observation about life, usually stated concisely and pointedly.
8) Apostrophe
A figure of speech in which a speaker directly addresses an absent person or a personified quality, object or idea
9) Archetype
A symbol, usually an image, which recurs often enough in literature to be recognizable as an element of one’s literary experience as a whole.
10) Aside
A technique used in a dramatic performance or in literature in which a character says something to him or herself for the purposes of informing the people reading or viewing the work what the character is thinking
11) Assonance
The repetition of vowel sounds in conjunction with dissimilar consonant sounds.
12) Atmosphere
The feeling created in the reader by a literary work or passage.
13) Autobiography
A form of nonfiction in which a person tells his or her own life story.
14) Ballad
A songlike poem that tells a story, often one dealing with adventure and romance.
15) Biography
A form of nonfiction in which a writer tells the life story of another person.
16) Blank Verse
Poetry written in unrhymed iambic pentameter
17) Character (round, flat, static, dynamic)
A person or an animal that takes part in the action of a literary work. A round character is one which is complex and multi-faceted, like a real person. A flat character is one who is one-dimensional. A static character is one who does not change in the course of a work. A dynamic character is one who changes in the course of a work.
18) Characterization
The act of creating and developing a character
20) Cacophony
Refers to a sound that is harsh and unpleasant-sounding