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Shakespeare's Writing Style
Transcript of Shakespeare's Writing Style
And with the other fling it at thy face.
3 Henry VI (5.1.51-2) Shakespeare's Influence Writing Style Influence Unique Characteristics Most of the time he rhymes in his works to try to convey an important message.However, he uses a pattern of unrhymed iambic pentameter as well.This is called blank verse. Blank verse, which he applied in his early writing, is made up of five units, called pentameters, and each unit is represented by two syllable weak plus strong sequences. One exception is A Midsummer Night's Dream which used four unit lines. 'Thou' in Old English was singular and 'you' was plural. 'You' then evolved into the polite singular form. Thy food is such
As hath been belch'd on by infected lungs.
Pericles (4.6.156) Go hang yourself, you naughty mocking uncle!
Troilus and Cressida (4.2.31) I shall cut out your tongue.
'Tis no matter, I shall speak as much wit as thou afterwards.
Troilus and Cressida (2.1.106) The tartness of his face sours ripe grapes.
Coriolanus (5.4.18) His outrageous insults create a deep question: did he write these out of random thought, or is there a deeper meaning behind them?
The general meanings of his insults are organized by: first, a playful protest, second, a harsh assault, and thirdly, the motive to be insulting. Shakespeare has a great influence on many words and names that we use daily today. Shakespeare created the name Jessica, the daughter of Shylock in Merchant of Venice, a very popular name today. He invented around 1700 words, many of which are still used today. gossip (The Comedy of Errors),
elbow (King Lear),
luggage (King Henry IV Part I),
puking (As You Like It),
fashionable (Troilus and Cressida) Mumford and Sons' debut album, Sigh No More, was borrowed from Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing Five stressed items can be used at most within a single rhythm, for the audience to be comfortable because there would be a strain in memory. Quotes: "to be or not to be: that is the question" "Beware the ides of March" "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?"