Introduction to 'The Knight's Tale'

In this lesson, we will explore the opening to 'The Knight's Tale' and find out about the chivalrous central character, Duke Theseus.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What is a frame narrative?

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Q2.What is an example of a frame narrative?

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Q3.What is iambic pentameter?

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Q4.Where might we see iambic pentameter being used?

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Q5.What are heroic couplets?

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.What is a frame narrative?

1/5

Q2.What is an example of a frame narrative?

2/5

Q3.What is iambic pentameter?

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Q4.Where might we see iambic pentameter being used?

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Q5.What are heroic couplets?

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Worksheet

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English Lesson 2 of ‘The Canterbury Tales’ : The Knight’s Tale - Introduction to The Knight's Tale

Now you have completed Lesson 2 of ‘The Canterbury Tales’: The Knight's Tale, answer the multiple choice questions below to see what you have learned.

Reviewing your learning
 
Q1.A story within a story is known as ...

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Q2.Five pairs of syllables in a line of poetry is known as ...

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Q3.When a line of iambic pentameter rhymes with the next line of iambic pentameter, it is known as ...

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What have we learned this lesson?
 
Q4.The Knight tells his tale first because ...

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Q5.Who normally follows a code of chivalry?

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Q6.The chivalric code prizes which three things above all else?

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Q7.King Creon was not following the Chivalric code because ...

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Q8.Duke Theseus behaves in a chivalric way when because ...

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English Lesson 2 of ‘The Canterbury Tales’ : The Knight’s Tale - Introduction to The Knight's Tale

Now you have completed Lesson 2 of ‘The Canterbury Tales’: The Knight's Tale, answer the multiple choice questions below to see what you have learned.

Reviewing your learning
 
Q1.A story within a story is known as ...

1/8

Q2.Five pairs of syllables in a line of poetry is known as ...

2/8

Q3.When a line of iambic pentameter rhymes with the next line of iambic pentameter, it is known as ...

3/8

What have we learned this lesson?
 
Q4.The Knight tells his tale first because ...

4/8

Q5.Who normally follows a code of chivalry?

5/8

Q6.The chivalric code prizes which three things above all else?

6/8

Q7.King Creon was not following the Chivalric code because ...

7/8

Q8.Duke Theseus behaves in a chivalric way when because ...

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Lesson summary: Introduction to 'The Knight's Tale'

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