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Transcript of Shakespearean Characteristics
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
give the devil his due
green eyed monster
heart of gold
it's Greek to me
[all the] live long day
method in his madness
naked truth He also created many common phrases http://www.shakespeare-online.com/faq/writingstyle.html
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