Getting to know Shakespeare
The types of writing skills used
an act of speaking one's thoughts aloud when by oneself or regardless of any hearers, especially by a character in a play.
- foreshadowing- be a warning or indication of (a future event).
- paradox- a statement or proposition that, despite sound (or apparently sound) reasoning from acceptable premises, leads to a conclusion that seems senseless, logically unacceptable, or self-contradictory.
- dramatic irony-a literary technique, originally used in Greek tragedy, by which the full significance of a character's words or actions are clear to the audience or reader although unknown to the character.
- pun- a joke exploiting the different possible meanings of a word or the fact that there are words that sound alike but have different meanings.
- alliteration- the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words.
The three types of English
Middle English- the English language from1150 to 1470. This is more what is now know as modern English. The wording is awkward and different.
Modern English- is what is spoken now and what is normal for most people to speak.
The way Shakespeare would talk
Original sentence: The dog goes outside.
New 1: Outside the dog goes.
New 2: Goes outside the dog.
New 3: Outside goes the dog.