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SHAKESPEREAN LANGUAGE Decoding its meaning Believe it or not, the placement of subject/verb/object DOES count! THE DOG BIT THE BOY! THE DOG BIT THE BOY!

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2 SHAKESPEREAN LANGUAGE Decoding its meaning

3 Believe it or not, the placement of subject/verb/object DOES count! THE DOG BIT THE BOY! THE DOG BIT THE BOY! THE BOY BIT THE DOG!

4 Hear you nothing that I say? Do you hear nothing that I say? Help you I can, yes! Yes, I can help you. Stay and help you I will I will stay and help you.

5 SHAKESPEARES TECHNIQUES VERB BEFORE SUBJECT OBJECT BEFORE SUBJECT AND VERB INSERTING EXTRA PHRASES BETWEEN SUBJECT AND VERB OMMITING WORDS

6 W hy do poets mess with placement? RHYTHM RHYTHM TO EMPHASIZE CERTAIN WORDS TO REVEAL CHARACTER

7 VERB BEFORE SUBJECT Shakespearean Language : In the instant came/the fiery Tybalt. In the instant came/the fiery Tybalt. Translation: The fiery Tybalt came in an instant. At this same ancient feast of Capulets sups the fair Rosaline. Rosaline sups at Capulets feast HE GOES GOES HE.

8 OBJECT BEFORE SUBJECT AND VERB Shakespearean Language : ME THEY SHALL HIT. ME THEY SHALL HIT. Translation: THEY SHALL HIT ME. OF HONORABLE RECKONING ARE YOU BOTH. YOU ARE BOTH OF HONORABLE RECKONING. I HIT HIM HIT I HIM.

9 INSERTING EXTRA PHRASES BETWEEN SUBJECT AND VERB Shakespearean Language : AND SHE WAS WEANED (I NEVER SHALL FORGET IT) /OF ALL THE DAY OF THE YEAR, UPON THAT DAY. AND SHE WAS WEANED (I NEVER SHALL FORGET IT) /OF ALL THE DAY OF THE YEAR, UPON THAT DAY. Translation: AND SHE WAS WEANED UPON THAT DAY. THREE CIVIL BRAWLS BRED OF AN AIRY WORD BY THEE OLD CAPULET AND MONTAGUE, HAVE THRICE DISTURBED TH QUIET OF OUR STREET. THREE CIVIL BRAWLS HAVE DISTURBED OUT STREETS.

10 OMMITING WORDS MISSING WERE YOU BY? FILL IN THE BLANKS… WERE YOU NEARBY? HEARD FROM HIM YET?

11 COMMON WORDS Shakespearean Language : AN AN Translation: IF MARRY INDEED COUSIN KINSMAN STILL ALWAYS

12 LOVE ME DO LOVE, LOVE ME DO, YOU KNOW I LOVE YOU, I'LL ALWAYS BE TRUE, SO PLEASE LOVE ME DO, WOH, LOVE ME DO… SOMEONE TO LOVE, SOMEBODY NEW. SOMEONE TO LOVE, SOMEONE LIKE YOU.

13 ELANOR RIGBY ELEANOR RIGBY, DIED IN THE CHURCH AND WAS BURIED ALONG WITH HER NAME. NOBODY CAME. FATHER McKenzie, WIPING THE DIRT FROM HIS HANDS AS HE WALKS FROM THE GRAVE, NO ONE WAS SAVED.


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