A fairy godmother allows a beautiful young maiden the chance to attend the coronation of the handsome new king.
A farmer plants his seed, and then stays at home until harvest time. When he returns to his field at reaping time, he sees that the sun has scorched his crops.
A grumpy old donkey hides his money away and ignores his starving neighbor's pleas for food.
An evil witch entices two children to her candy garden and then tries to keep them as house slaves.
The setting is a make-believe world.
The story contains animal characters.
Characters have superhuman abilities.
The story contains a moral.
Poetry is performed to aggressive music.
Poetry is anthologized into a single volume.
Poetry is judged by audience members.
Poetry is improvised on the spot.
Parables center on current events while fables focus on ancient tales.
Parables are set in a fantasy world while fables are set in modern day.
Parables portray humans unrealistically while fables portray humans realistically.
Parables have human characters while fables have animal characters.
Poetry is still valued over prose.
Poetic devices are still rarely used.
Poets generally use the same meter.
Poems are still often recited orally.
A sailor travels country to country to find his family after they are taken hostage by an evil ship captain.
The town shoemaker marries a beautiful young maiden despite the wishes of her rich family.
An adolescent girl flees her home after an illness takes the life of every person in her family.
A farmer fights to defend his crops against the trolls who want to take over his land.
The way the plot is eventually resolved
The economic situation the author lives in
The quality of the author's work
The genre that the story belongs to
Honesty, even in the face of personal loss
Adventure, even when you have to give up something costly
Wealth, especially the understanding that it is easily lost
Hard work, especially when living off the land
They simulated natural conversation
They lengthened the lines on the page
They made poems easier to memorize
They helped poems stand out from others
It focuses on mostly religious topics
It tells the results of different people's good and bad behavior
It contains stories of superhuman gods.
It emphasizes the important events of a particular time period.
Both lost their eyesight.
Both lost their sanity
Both made golden images to worship
Both were kings
Because evil people don't need fortune to help them achieve their schemes.
Because people don't work hard enough to keep her with them.
Because they become religious and depend on God, not her, to help them.
Because people become prideful and believe that she will always reward them.
He does not know stories outside of the biblical ones.
He loses himself in the sermon he is preaching to the audience
He is angry with the church so he tells stories to make biblical characters look bad
He is jealous of the other storytellers from The Canterbury Tales and wants to outperform them
Broken pencil, balls of crumpled paper / Deadline tomorrow, homework failure
Frozen in an icy glare / Tangible anger in her stare
Chocolate lollipops and a heart-shaped balloon / "Be my valentine" they all croon
A love squandered, clock ticks taunt, / Misspoke words that still haunt
And when men trust in her she then will fail / And cover her bright face as with a cloud.
Fortune indeed had so enhanced his pride / That verily he thought to take his stand
That there was nothing that Fortune could refuse him
For if good Fortune makes your friends for you
The development of the tragic genre
The use of frame narratives
The arrangement of poetry into stanzas
The growth of alliteration
Meet me by the dock down south
"My, my," said the spider to the mosquito
Miranda took a bitter pill today
I don't know; maybe you know
An elf, a human, and a gnome must come together to unite the Shards of Radaganadar.
A reporter tries to piece together the truth as she listens to three different plane-crash survivors tell their stories.
A detective discovers that the kidnapper she's been investigating is actually her other personality.
Two star-crossed lovers struggle to express their adoration for each other while their families fight a long-standing feud.
Positive influx of knowledge created by the Renaissance movement
Poor education and treatment of lower-class Roman citizens
The supportive system of medieval knighthood
Strong hostility toward the Catholic Church caused by papal rule
Chaucer reserved parables for the monk because he considered them sacred
Chaucer's intent was to make fun of parables and the people who told them
Parables are a form of parody that indirectly criticizes some aspect of society
Parables cast animals as characters, which 14th century audiences found safe
Governments are overthrown at Fortune's whims
Fortune plays fair to those she meets, even if they are cunning
People have little control over their own lives
People don't expect good things to happen to them