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Everything you want to learn about Shakespearian pronouns
Replaces a noun “It, clearly a pronoun meant to refer to an idea previously expressed, is often used by students to refer to an idea still in their heads.” Joyce Armstrong Carroll and Edward E. Wilson, Acts of Teaching
TypeS. PronounE. PronounExample SubjectiveThouYou“Thou are so far before,” ObjectiveTheeYou“To make thee full of growing.” PossessiveThyMy“Thy personal venture in the rebels’ fight, PossessiveThineMine“Where is thine sword?”
Pronouns set the tone of a piece and establishes point of view. The types of points of view: First Person: (I, we voice) vs. Third Person: (he, she it voice) When dialogue is used, a character is using their voice to convey their opinions so they use the I and we voice. When we read a summery of a play, the narrator is using a he, she, it voice to convey the opinions of the characters.
First Person: “Is this a dagger which I see before me, the handle toward my hand?” Macbeth, Act II, scene I Third Person: “In her eyes, all that stood between Macbeth and his ambitons were his moral scruples-or his cowardice, as she saw it.” Stories from Shakespeare Geraldine McCaughrean
Jeff Anderson. Mechanically Inclined. Stenhouse Publishers: 2005 Herschel Baker. Ed. The Riverside Shakespeare 2 nd Edition. Houghton Mifflin Company:1997 Geraldine McCaughrean. Stories from Shakespeare. Margaret K. McElderry Books:1995