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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 Dictionary.com. Try to Guess these Songs/lyrics….

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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

    Dictionary.com



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


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


“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.


  • HOMEWORK:

  • 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!!!


  • ASSIGNMENT

  • 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 :

  • - www.Memestache.com (When creating your

  • MEME, use “Joseph Ducreaux.”)

  • -Shakespeare’s Dictionary (on my wiki)

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

  • Shakespeare’s syntax/inversion.)

  • WHAT TO HAND IN: (NEEDS TO BE PRINTED OUT FOR NEXT CLASS!)

  • * MEME

  • * Translation of your song with the real

  • lyrics attached to the back