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Shakespearean Memes. What is a Meme?!?!?!?. MEME – (noun) an idea or element of social behavior passed on through generations in a culture, especially by imitation Try to Guess these Songs/lyrics….

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Shakespearean memes

Shakespearean Memes

What is a meme

What is a Meme?!?!?!?

  • MEME – (noun) an idea or element of social behavior passed on through generations in a culture, especially by imitation

Try to guess these songs lyrics

Try to Guess these Songs/lyrics…

The itsy bitsy spider crawled up the water spout

The itsy bitsy spidercrawled up the water spout.

Kiss me through the phone souljah boy

Kiss methrough the phone--SouljahBOy

Shakespearean memes

Just gonna stand there & watch me burnWell, that’s alright because I love the way you lie…--Eminem & Rhianna

We re gonna dance until the world ends britney spears

We’re gonna danceuntil the world ends…--Britney Spears

I m sexy and i know it lmfao

I’m sexyand I know it.--LMFAO

Wake up in the morning feeling like p diddy ke ha

Wake up in the morningFeeling like P-Diddy.--Ke$ha

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“Forget You” --Cee Lo GreenWhen I behold you riding with my dearthroughout the town, I bite my thumb at youPerchance my groats could never keep her here.I bite my thumb at you and at her too.Were I richer I would be her suitor,And is this not a fact of filth and scum?Though she hurt me I will still salute herthe aforementioned way, I bite my thumb.I’faith I cannot purchase you a steedBut I can yet transport you where you will.But I can yet transport you where you will.If he is chess then I am bowls, indeedRegardless of the game, you’re cheating still.I pity foolish men who love that dame of much popularityShe looks for naught but gold, know that, good Moor.

Shakespearean memes


  • Bring in a copy of your favorite song

  • lyrics (or have them ready in a Word

  • Document for next class.

  • In the next class, you will create a MEME

  • & recreate your song lyrics,

  • Shakespearean style!!!

Shakespearean memes


  • TASK – Create a MEME & a Shakespearean version of your favorite song!

  • Everyone will work independently, but feel free to ask your peers for help!

  • Get 2-3 stanzas of your favorite song. Emulating

  • Shakespeare’s style of writing, rewrite your favorite song.

  • Pay attention to Shakespeare’s diction (word choice), style,

  • syntax, use of rhetorical devices, etc.

  • Make sure you use these resources :

  • - (When creating your

  • MEME, use “Joseph Ducreaux.”)

  • -Shakespeare’s Dictionary (on my wiki)

  • -Reading Shakespeare’s Language (*Pay attention to

  • Shakespeare’s syntax/inversion.)


  • * MEME

  • * Translation of your song with the real

  • lyrics attached to the back

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