Hamlet Background

Heather Cochrane


Shakespeare had 3 children.

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"Your bum is the greatest thing about you." - measure for measure

Lamb, B. (n.d.). Vector - A cartoon boy sticks out his tongue as an insult. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from http://www.123rf.com/photo_29643265_stock-vector-a-cartoon-boy-sticks-out-his-tongue-as-an-insult.html

Phrase from Shakespeare

"What's done is done."

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Hamlet setting

Hamlet takes place in Denmark during the medieval period.

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Hamlet hates his uncle because he is a schemer and his mother because of her sexuality.

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Word Stress

We put stress on words like computer, telephone, and playwright.

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Shakespeare's death

It is said that Shakespeare actually died on the same day he was born; April 23th.

T, B. (2014, November 26). “She was screaming for help” inside the coffin (UPDATE: Likely was not alive). Retrieved August 25, 2015, from http://doubtfulnews.com/2015/08/she-was-screaming-for-help-inside-the-coffin/


Dactyl is a metrical foot of three syllables with the first stressed and second and third unstressed.

Wimmer, J. (n.d.). Dimeter: Definition & Examples. Retrieved December 11, 2015, from http://study.com/academy/lesson/dimeter-definition-examples.html

Hamlet Reading

I think he's talking about a person who thinks he is more important than everyone else when really he isn't that great.

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