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William Shakespeare, The life, work and Time

William Shakespeare, the most famous poet in history created his amazing works during the renaissance period.

Ellie Duncan

on 13 September 2012

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William Shakespeare He is known world wide as the best poet and play writer in history. The Renaissance The rebirth of art Music Culture Science And of course Poetry He was a playwright, and poet who transformed the English language It began in Italy And moved through Europe and England In the Renaissance era the poets and artists were traveling away from the medieval approach to culture and writing about there religion, the church and battles and starting the become involved with more human emotions such as love and passion and humanitarian issues that are more complex. It all happened over the 14th, 15th and 16th century All these topics had a very large impact on the poets writing. London / England At the time England was ruled by Queen Elizabeth A major invention that was created was the printing press, it was used frequently through the mid 16th century, this made mass communication much easier. This also encouraged poet to publish their work in the English vocabulary and not in Latin or Greek. She was not the only ruler of the time, there was also the well known Henry the 8th. The renaissance period was considered to be an awakening. Over 10,000 words were created in this era alone He was born in Stratford upon Avon Hamlet The were many important people and poets other era such as Elizabeth King Edward King Henry the 8th Edmund Spenser Christopher Marlowe Sir Thomas Wyatt (cc) photo by theaucitron on Flickr 2010 2005 2002 March (cc) image by jantik on Flickr The man, life and times Sir Philip Sidney The English Language was rapidly absorbing words from other languages due to wars, exploration, diplomacy and colonization The poets of the era were influenced by there surroundings, love, romance and drama which was taken from Greek and Latin writing. H
m The rediscovery of Rhyme, Rhythm, iambic pentameter, turn Stratford upon Avon Some topics, themes or ideas explored were The amazing man grew up in Love and romance Romeo & Juliet, A midsummer Nights Dream and Sonnet 18 During the Renaissance there was the break of the plague that killed 100,000 people. And Drama He created his amazing works in Old England Or more commonly known as.......... All of his famous plays were preformed here Shakespeare's Globe theater. Fairies and magic and witches There were many different rulers, and different religions that caused quite a stir. He wrote 100's of poems, plays and sonnets Religious or cultural situations were similar, there was the change in the church, there were the protestants and the Catholics. An economic topic was the inflation in prices under Queen Elizabeth meaning that many people were experiencing poverty. Shakespeare’s preferred writing style was very unique. He used Iambic Pentameter and terameter. He uses techniques such as Rhyme, Rhythm, Rhyming couplets, Blank verse and prose. He also uses metaphors, similes, oxymoron and paradox. He had a writing style like no other, his extraordinary skill and poetic imagination made him one of the most memorable poets of all time. He was an extremely significant part of the period and now. He created over 3,000 new words, many new sayings and phrases and used 29,066 unique words.Some of his phrases were ,catch a cold, heart of gold, and even" knock knock whose there"? All these phrases are used today. He helped develop the English language from the medieval and basic approach to literature and made it modern and what we use today He was a Catholic even through the change to protestant, they believed in supernatural beings, gods, magic and witches which had an influence on his writing , this is shown in A Mid Summer Nights Dream The renaissance had an impact on his writing because it enabled him to express himself and explore new techniques that he made his own.

He also was influenced by his family, his religion, society and his schooling. He amazing poems and plays created in the Renaissance period gained him the title as the man of words
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