On the next few pages, you’ll find basic guides that will help you think about how Chaucer’s lexical, syntactic and prosodic choices might effect an interpretation of a set passage. Example discussions of these choices are offered on each page but these are only to illustrate the kinds of points you might make. You are not expected to write with the same level of detail on every stanza and aspect in the exam as in these worked examples. Instead, you should focus on the stylistic choices that seem most significant and make those the focus of your commentary.
On each page there are questions you should practice asking yourself to develop your thinking further. These are marked in green and by this trumpeting rabbit so look out for them!