Forms of Language used in Shakespeare's plays

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defines blank verse, rhymed verse and prose

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  • 1. A LESSON IN BLANK VERSE, RHYMED VERSE AND PROSE Forms of Language used in Shakespeares plays
  • 2.
    • A FORM OF POETRY THAT DOES NOT RHYME, ALSO KNOWN AS UNRHYMED IAMBIC PENTAMETER
    Blank Verse:
  • 3. Blank Verse broken down
    • Blank means that the poetry is not rhymed.
    • Iambic pentameter refers to the fact that each line contains five iambs.
    • An Iamb is a metrical foot, consisting of a stress syllable followed by an unstressed syllable.
    • This is the form of language that Shakespeare usually wrote in.
    • Although we dont speak in this stressed/unstressed form, blank verse resembles most closely the natural rhythm of the English language.
  • 4.
    • A FORM OF POETRY THAT RHYMES
    Rhymed Verse:
  • 5. A few things about Rhymed Verse:
    • Reserved for romantic scenes (ie. When Romeo and Juliet meet for the first time at the Capulet ball in Act I scene 5)
    • Reserved also for heroic or political speeches
    • Rhymed verse makes the scene memorable.
  • 6.
    • ORDINARY WRITTEN OR SPOKEN LANGUAGE
    Prose:
  • 7. A few things about Prose:
    • Used especially for the lines of servants and musicians, or others of lower social standing.
    • Using prose for these characters emphasized their lack of education and their place in Elizabethan society.
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