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SHAKESPEREAN LANGUAGE. Decoding its meaning. THE DOG BIT THE BOY!. THE BOY BIT THE DOG!. Believe it or not, the placement of subject/verb/object DOES count! . Hear you nothing that I say?”. Do you hear nothing that I say?. “Help you I can, yes!”. Yes, I can help you.

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SHAKESPEREAN LANGUAGE

Decoding its meaning


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THE DOG BIT THE BOY!

THE BOY BIT THE DOG!

Believe it or not, the placement of subject/verb/object DOES count!


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Hear you nothing that I say?”

Do you hear nothing that I say?

“Help you I can, yes!”

Yes, I can help you.

“Stay and help you I will”

I will stay and help you.


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SHAKESPEARE’S TECHNIQUES

  • VERB BEFORE SUBJECT

  • OBJECT BEFORE SUBJECT AND VERB

  • INSERTING EXTRA PHRASES BETWEEN SUBJECT AND VERB

  • OMMITING WORDS


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Why do poets mess with placement?

  • RHYTHM

  • TO EMPHASIZE CERTAIN WORDS

  • TO REVEAL CHARACTER


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VERB BEFORE SUBJECT

Shakespearean Language:

“In the instant came/the fiery Tybalt.”

Translation:

The fiery Tybalt came in an instant.

“At this same ancient feast of Capulet’s sups the fair Rosaline.”

Rosaline sups at Capulet’s feast

HE GOES  GOES HE.


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OBJECT BEFORE SUBJECT AND VERB

Shakespearean Language:

“ME THEY SHALL HIT.”

Translation:

THEY SHALL HIT ME.

“OF HONORABLE

RECKONING ARE YOU

BOTH.”

YOU ARE BOTH OF

HONORABLE

RECKONING.

I HIT HIM

HIT I HIM.


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INSERTING EXTRA PHRASES BETWEEN SUBJECT AND VERB

Shakespearean Language:

“AND SHE WAS WEANED (I NEVER SHALL FORGET IT) /OF ALL THE DAY OF THE YEAR, UPON THAT DAY.”

Translation:

AND SHE WAS WEANED UPON THAT DAY.

“THREE CIVIL BRAWLS BRED OF AN AIRY WORD BY THEE OLD CAPULET AND MONTAGUE, HAVE THRICE DISTURBED TH QUIET OF OUR STREET.”

THREE CIVIL BRAWLS HAVE DISTURBED OUT STREETS.


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MISSING

“WERE YOU BY?”

FILL IN THE BLANKS…

WERE YOU NEARBY?

OMMITING WORDS

HEARD FROM HIM YET?


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COMMON WORDS

Shakespearean Language:

AN

Translation:

IF

MARRY

INDEED

KINSMAN

COUSIN

ALWAYS

STILL


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“LOVE ME DO”

LOVE, LOVE ME DO,YOU KNOW I LOVE YOU,I'LL ALWAYS BE TRUE,SO PLEASELOVE ME DO,WOH, LOVE ME DO…

SOMEONE TO LOVE, SOMEBODY NEW.SOMEONE TO LOVE, SOMEONE LIKE YOU.


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ELANOR RIGBY

ELEANOR RIGBY, DIED IN THE CHURCH AND WAS BURIED

ALONG WITH HER NAME.NOBODY CAME.FATHER McKenzie,WIPING THE DIRT FROM HIS HANDS

AS HE WALKS FROM THE GRAVE,NO ONE WAS SAVED.


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