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Shakespeare’s Influence On Language. Shakespeare's Influence on Early Modern English. Shakespeare is one of the most famous Englishmen because of his development on early modern English

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shakespeare s influence on early modern english
Shakespeare's Influence on Early Modern English
  • Shakespeare is one of the most famous Englishmen because of his development on early modern English
  • His development on English was huge because he was able to incorporate it into everyone’s everyday normal speech with a lot of phases and words Shakespeare invented
shakespeare s influence on grammar
Shakespeare's Influence on Grammar
  • Grammar was changing because inflectional endings had largely disappeared.
  • Modern English was becoming flexible and that was the forerunner to the Renaissance explosion which created the inventible language.
  • Shakespeare was a leader in this movement.
shakespeare s m o dification of english
Shakespeare's Modification of English
  • Writers for years have been able to invent new uses for words to fit their writings needs
  • English was being set free for writers to take it where they wanted
  • Shakespeare took it to many places through his texts showing the way to how we use it today
  • For example Ceaser made the noun antic which is a fool and then Shakespeare made it into a verb to make a foul of
early modern english compared to modern english
Early Modern English Compared to Modern English
  • Early Modern and strictly Modern English are almost identical which makes both easier to understand.
  • Some differences are the use of “thees” and “thous”.
  • Shakespeare exploited (to his advantage) the fact that the usage of words was in transition
shakespeare s use of plural and singular forms of you
Shakespeare’s use of plural and singular forms of “you”
  • “You” in Modern English is used in both singular and plural and as a noun but in Old English it’s used as differently
  • In Old English you was around, but used as the object of a sentence, but when you’re talking to or about people you use thou for one person and ye for more than one person
  • By Early Modern English time ye and thou had become out dated and virtually disappeared and you had become the norm
shakespeare s use of plural and singular forms of you continued
Shakespeare’s use of plural and singular forms of “you” Continued
  • In Early Modern English you was now used for singular and plural but had a role as an alternative to thou and thee
  • “You” was used by lower class to speak to or address higher class
  • Thou and thee were used by higher class to speak to lower class and others such as witches and when addressing God
words shakespeare invented
Words Shakespeare Invented
  • The following is a list of words that William Shakespeare invented:
  • Accommodation
  • Amazement
  • Assasination
  • Bloody
  • Bump
  • Critic
  • Gloomy
  • Hurry
  • Impartial
  • Majestic
  • Obscene
  • Road
phrases shakespeare invented
Phrases Shakespeare Invented
  • The following is a list of phrases that William Shakespeare invented:
  • Catch a Cold
  • Heart of Gold
  • Hot-Blooded
  • Lackluster
  • Method to his madness.
  • Too much of a good thing.
  • Wear one’s heart on one’s sleeve.
shakespeare insults
Shakespeare Insults
  • The following is a list of insults that William Shakespeare invented:
  • Thou art like a toad; ugly and venemous.
  • A most notable coward, an infinite and endless liar, an hourly promise breaker, the owner of no good quality.
  • Thou art as loathsome as a toad.
  • Thine face is not worth sunburning.
  • Your brain is as dry as the remainder biscuit after voyage.
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