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Eagles shall rocketh! Today you will be Shakespeare, a.k.a. The Bard, for a Day You will need ONE sheet of notebook paper and a writing utensil for today’s lesson (name/date/period at the top). What do you already know about him? Discuss in your group.
Watch the video… “Shakespeare’s Life and Times” and take notes on your paper.
The Bard… Shakespeare is considered to be a genius. He wrote 37 plays and 150 poems in approximately 21 years and is believed to have coined over 1000 words and phrases, many of which are still in use today: premeditatedheart of gold green-eyedin a pickle marketableitching palm
Shakespeare for a Day Make a new word by joining a Prefix + Root + Suffix = word Pan+ tact + ism (the practice of touching everything, everywhere) Prefix + Root Mono + listen +er (one who listens to only one thing at a time) Root + Suffix Ob +Therm+ ist (one who does not believe in global warming)
The Bard… His language seems difficult at first; but once readers learn to recognize his techniques, the meaning behind the words begins to shine through.
Shakespeare for a Day How Shakespeare delivered insults: Thou roguish doghearted giglet… Thou paunchy bat- fowling scut… Now, you try it.
In order to maintain his meter, Shakespeare sometimes altered standard English in the following ways: –changed grammar –played with words –inverted word order Brutus found the note. S V O Brutus the note found. S O V
Shakespeare for a Day Inverting the word order of a sentence. Example: Sean caught the ball. (subject >verb>object) becomes The ball Sean caught. (object>subject>verb) or Caught Sean the ball. (verb>subject>object)
You try it! Invert the word order from SVO to SOV: Ruff fetched the frisbee. S V O Cordelia cried all night. S V O Now, write an original sentence, first as you normally would (SVO), then using Shakespeare’s inverted order (SOV).
He is known for using puns (words with more than one meaning; words that are homophones). The cobbler is like a minister: he mends soles. =========================== Fill in the missing words: Did you hear about the guy whose whole left side was cut off? He's all ______ now. I couldn't quite remember how to throw a boomerang, but eventually ___ ____ ___ __ ___. There was a sign on the lawn at a drug re-hab center that said, “___ ___ ___ ____”.
Answers: Did you hear about the guy whose whole left side was cut off? He's all right now. I couldn't quite remember how to throw a boomerang, but eventually it came back to me. There was a sign on the lawn at a drug re-hab center that said, 'Keep off the Grass'.
Shakespeare for a Day Can you complete these puns? 1.I'm reading a book about anti- gravity. It's impossible to ___ ____. 2.I used to have a fear of hurdles, but I _____ _____ ____.
Watch the video… “Elizabethan Drama” and take notes on your paper.
Iambic Pentameter Put your hand over your heart. What sound do you hear? ba/BOOM, or something like that?
Iambic Pentameter This sound you hear is like an IAMB in poetry. It is unstressed/stressed. ba/BOOM You emphasize the second “syllable” over the first “syllable.” Make sense?
Iambic Pentameter The pair of sounds (ba/BOOM) is called a foot, or an IAMB. ********** When a poem has 5 of these per line it is called IAMBIC Pentameter I see you are hopelessly lost my love. I/see you/are hope/less ly/lost my/love 1 2 3 4 5 Scansion: breve = ˇ and macron = ¯ (system of coding for meter)
Iambic Pentameter Now you write at least ONE line using IAMBIC PENTAMETER. Mark/Code, using breves and macrons, your sentence like the example below: I see you are hopelessly lost my love. ˇ ¯ ˇ ¯ ˇ ¯ ˇ ¯ ˇ ¯ I/see you/are hope/less ly/lost my/love 1 2 3 4 5
He used archaic forms of “you” (thou, thy, thine, thee), often to address subordinates or equals. You will also see lots of these words in his works: dost = does whilst = while didst = did anon = in a minute/continuously/sporadically Write an original sentence using 3 of these 4 words as Shakespeare would have.
Summarize what you have learned today about Shakespeare, then put your paper in the orange workbasket.