This assignment must be typed, double-spaced, use a conventional font and size (e.g., Times New Roman 12 pt. font, Calibri 11 pt. font, Arial 11 pt. font),
have 1″ margins, and be turned in as a Canvas assignment by the posted due date and time. 2 points will be deducted from your final score if you do not
follow the format guidelines. Students are expected to write original responses in their own words to essay questions without referring to any secondary
sources (online explanations) outside of what is in the course modules. You should only write about the selections that were assigned for the course and
that are part of the linked files. No credit will be given for discussing texts or selections that were not assigned for the course. In addition, do not copy from
posted course notes or reuse material from discussion board posts. Turnitin is used for this assignment. Any answer that contains plagiarized material will
result in a zero for that question. Answer all four parts. Each part is worth 10 points. Choose one of the prompts within each part and write a response of
250-350 words for each.
Part 1: Choose one of the following two prompts: Explain how Chaucer, in “The General Prologue” to The Canterbury Tales, uses the idea of a pilgrimage as a
narrative device to provide readers with a unique perspective on medieval society. Use specific details from the poem and the course module materials to
support your answer.
Part 2: Choose one of the following two prompts: Explain how the details about the Wife of Bath from Chaucer’s the “General Prologue” set up and inform
what she discusses in her prologue and the kind of story that she tells in her tale. Use specific details from the poem and the course module materials to
support your answer.
Part 3: Choose one of the following two prompts: Explain how Sir Thomas Wyatt’s “They flee from me” is representative of sixteenth century English poetry.
Use specific details from the poem and the course module materials to support your answer.
Part 4: Choose one of the following two prompts: Compare and contrast the theme of love and desire in Campion’s “I Care Not for These Ladies” and
Marlowe’s “The Passionate Shepherd to His Love.”
Use specific details from the poems and the course module materials to support your answer. You should focus on discussing specific passages from the
literary text or texts that you write about to support each of your answers rather than relying on summary. You can quote and/or reference any posted lecture,
but you need to cite the lecture in-text, and treat it like you would any other source. You should write about texts in the present tense throughout your
answers. Reference line numbers for poems and page numbers for all other readings, unless the text does not have line numbers or page numbers. Poetry
example: The Wife of Bath begins her tale by setting it in the days of King Arthur. She says, “In th’olde days of the King Arthour, / Of which that Britouns
speken greet honour” (lines 1-2). Use a slash / to indicate line breaks. If you write about a poem that does not have line numbers, you should refer to the
sections that you are quoting from. For example: The narrator says of Lanval, “Due to his valour, his largesse, / His rare beauty, and his prowess, / He was
envied by many, I fear;” (“The Lay of Lanval: He is neglected by King Arthur”). Prose example: Bede begins the tale of Caedmon with Christian references. He
says, “Heavenly grace had especially singled out a certain one of the brothers in the monastery ruled by this abbess for he used to compose devout and
religious songs” (NAEL 31). Citing a posted PowerPoint lecture: In the “Anglo-Norman Literature and Medieval Romance” lecture, Dr. Sarver says, “romance
stories provide readers with interesting characters, fantastical situations, and closure while following a clear organizational pattern,” which supports the idea
that “Lanval” is an entertaining heroic tale. Citing from a course video: In “Understanding Sir Gawain and the Green Knight,” Kevin J. Harty argues for the
importance of the poem within the larger Arthurian tradition. Harty says that the poem “is clearly the best poem about King Arthur written in the 14th century
in Middle English and which is arguably the finest example of Middle English romance from the 14th century.”