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Shakespearean Characteristics

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Brooke Kadrlik

on 25 October 2012

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Brooke Kadrlik, Michelle Vlasak, Dillon Blaschko, Taylor Simon Shakespeare's Style Shakespeare tended to use iambic pentameter in his writing Characteristics of Shakespeare's Plays Shakespeare used blank verse, which is
poetry that doesn't rhyme. Shakespeare's plays mostly fit into 3* genres:
Comedy-typically has a happy ending
Tragedy-sad ending, many deaths
History-plays written about English kings Genres of Shakespeare's plays Shakespeare made up a lot of words we use today Shakespeare's Vocabulary break the ice
catch a cold
[every] dog will have his day
eat [them] out of house and home
fair play
fancy-free
elbowroom
give the devil his due
green eyed monster
heart of gold
hot-blooded
it's Greek to me
[all the] live long day
long-haired
method in his madness
mind's eye
naked truth He also created many common phrases http://www.shakespeare-online.com/faq/writingstyle.html

shakespeare.nuvvo.com/lesson/4448-shakespeare-plays-comedies-tragedies-histories

http://www.nosweatshakespeare.com/resources/shakespeare-phrases/ Sources Iambic pentameter: Lines typically have 10 syllables, and you put stress on every other syllable His plays also contain prologues, soliloquies, and asides. Soliloquy-a character has a conversation with him/herself, usually used to show characters private thoughts Prologue-introductory speech of a play, usually to explain theme or plot Aside-character says something that is meant to be heard by the audience, but another character doesn't hear it *Some critics argue that some of Shakespeare's plays fit into a 4th genre, romance. aerial
amazement
apostrophe
bloody
bump
critical
gloomy
hurry
lonely
majestic
obscene
premeditated accommodation
baseless
countless
sanctimonious
radiance
road
reliance
suspicious
submerge
generous
frugal
dwindle
monumental
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