The Canterbury Tales: The Miller's Tale
The Canterbury Tales: The Miller's Tale
by Geoffrey Chaucer

The Canterbury Tales: The Miller's Tale Learning Guide: Table of Contents

Introduction
Analysis
Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
The Hot Poker
Kneading Trough, Tub, and Kimelin
Imagery: Animals
Allegory: The Fall of Man
Setting
Narrator Point of View
Genre
Tone
Writing Style
What's Up With the Title?
What's Up With the Ending?
Tough-o-Meter
Plot Analysis
Booker's Seven Basic Plots Analysis: Comedy
Three Act Plot Analysis
Trivia
Steaminess Rating
Allusions
Brief Summary
Lines 1-124
Lines 125-198
Lines 199-288
Lines 289-387
Lines 388-492
Lines 493-548
Lines 549-599
Lines 600-635
Lines 631-707
Lines 708-746
Characters
John
John Timeline
Alisoun
Alisoun Timeline
Nicholas
Nicholas Timeline
Absolon
Absolon Timeline
Character Roles (Protagonist, Antagonist...)
Protagonist
Antagonist
Tools of Characterization
Themes
Quotes
Cunning and Cleverness
Cunning and Cleverness Quotes
Sex
Sex Quotes
Lies and Deceit
Lies and Deceit Quotes
Love
Love Quotes
Foolishness and Folly
Foolishness and Folly Quotes
Madness
Madness Quotes
Competition
Competition Quotes
Religion
Religion Quotes
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Module Quizzes
Module Flashcards
Quotes (What was Said)
Quotes (What was Said) Flashcards
Quotes (What was Said) True or False
Themes (For the Most Part)
Themes (For the Most Part) Flashcards
Themes (For the Most Part) True or False
Symbols
Symbols Flashcards
Symbols True or False
Come and Knock On Our Door...
Come and Knock On Our Door... Flashcards
Come and Knock On Our Door... True or False
Absolon, Absolon!
Absolon, Absolon! Flashcards
Absolon, Absolon! True or False
Study Questions
Essay
Teaching The Canterbury Tales: The Miller's Tale
Current Events & Pop Culture
Challenges & Opportunities
Assignments & Activities
Genre Adaptations
Uh, Now What?: Beyond The Miller's Tale
Analogues: Boccaccio's Decameron
Facebook in the Middle Ages
Characterization
Chew On This
Character Journal Entry
Facebook Plot Summary
Archetypes
Symbolism, Allusion, and Irony
Literary Devices
Adaptation
Why Should I Care?
Discussion & Essay Questions
Reading Quizzes
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