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Reading Shakespeare's Words ALOUD 1. Support the final word in the line. Bu t screw your courage to the sticking place Terms : blank verse, iambic pentameter 2. Emphasize stressed syllables. ~ / ~ / ~ / ~ / ~ /

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Reading Shakespeare's Words ALOUD

1. Support the final word in the line.

But screw your courage to the sticking place

Terms: blank verse, iambic pentameter

2. Emphasize stressed syllables.

~ / ~ / ~ / ~ / ~ /

But screw your courage to the sticking place

Terms: foot, scansioning [scanning]

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3. Separate the thoughts.

But screw your courage to the sticking place

And we'll not fail. When Duncan is asleep

Terms: phrases, caesura [//], elision, enjambment

4. Breathe only at punctuation.

~ / ~ / ~

This is the sergeant

/ / ~ / ~ / ~ / ~ /

Who, like a good and hardy soldier, fought

/ / ~ / ~ // ~ /

'Gainst my captivity. ---- Hail, brave friend!

Terms: feminine ending, spondee or spondaic foot

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Checking for Understanding

1. Scan the following lines, using ~ for unstressed syllable and / for stressed syllable, separating feet with a vertical line.

For brave Macbeth (well he deserves that name), 1

Disdaining Fortune, with his brandished steel, 2

Which smoked with bloody execution, 3

Like valor's minion, carved out his passage 4

Till he faced the slave; 5

2. The enjambed lines are ____ and _____.

3. Line ____ has a feminine ending.

4. Line ____ is NOT iambic pentameter.

5. Circle the phrases which belong together for understanding.

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~ / /~ / / / ~ / ~

For brave Macbeth (well he deserves that name), 1

~/ ~ / ~ / ~ / ~ /

Disdaining Fortune, with his brandished steel, 2

~ / ~ / ~ / ~

Which smoked with bloody execution, 3

/ / ~ / ~ / / ~ / ~

Like valor's minion, carved out his passage 4

/ ~ / ~ /

Till he faced the slave; 5