William Shakespeare Elizabeth Seely, Ken Elliott. Glossary Alliteration: A figure
of speech in which a number of words close to each other in a piece of writing
begin with the same sound: 'Here in the cheer and comfort of our eye Our chiefest

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 0435193104


Page: 336

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The Heinemann Advanced Shakespeare series specifically focuses on preparing students for their exams. Teachers find that the accessible notes and end-of-act activities really help students understand the text and encourage them to develop their own insights.

The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare s Language

The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare s Language

For Shakespeare, metaphors and standard scenes were also tools in defining the
ethical stances of his characters, as I shall show. Shakespeare makes figurative
language do work, often hidden work, first, in the speeches and speech habits ...

Author: Lynne Magnusson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107131934

Category: Drama

Page: 320

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Illuminates the pleasures and challenges of Shakespeare's complex language for today's students, teachers, actors and theatre-goers.
Categories: Drama

Shakespeare s English

Shakespeare s English

'Why is Shakespeare hard to read?', one site asks; and another: 'Why is William
Shakespeare so hard to understand?'. The answers to such questions often refer
to two elements which are the concern of this chapter: figures of speech and ...

Author: Keith Johnson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317860662

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

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Shakespeare's English: A Practical Linguistic Guide provides students with a solid grounding for understanding the language of Shakespeare and its place within the development of English. With a prime focus on Shakespeare and his works, Keith Johnson covers all aspects of his language (vocabulary, grammar, sounds, rhetorical structure etc.), and gives illuminating background information on the linguistic context of the Elizabethan Age. As well as providing a unique introduction to the subject, Johnson encourages a "hands-on" approach, guiding students, through the use of activities, towards an understanding of how Shakespeare's English works. This book offers: · A unique approach to the study of Early Modern English which enables students to engage independently with the topic · Clear and engagingly written explanations of linguistic concepts · Plentiful examples and activities, including suggestions for further work · A glossary, further reading suggestions and guidance to relevant websites Shakespeare's English is perfect for undergraduate students following courses that combine English language, linguistics and literature, or anyone with an interest in knowing more about the language with which Shakespeare worked his literary magic.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Figures of Speech

Figures of Speech

Once again the triviality of the metaplasmic figures is initially useful for the sake of
clarity. Choices which are almost overwhelming in their richness with regard to
other groups of figures are plainer here. Why does Shakespeare choose to ...

Author: Arthur Quinn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136784989

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 112

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Writing is not like chemical engineering. The figures of speech should not be learned the same way as the periodic table of elements. This is because figures of speech are not about hypothetical structures in things, but about real potentialities within language and within ourselves. The "figurings" of speech reveal the apparently limitless plasticity of language itself. We are inescapably confronted with the intoxicating possibility that we can make language do for us almost anything we want. Or at least a Shakespeare can. The figures of speech help to see how he does it, and how we might. Therefore, in the chapters presented in this volume, the quotations from Shakespeare, the Bible, and other sources are not presented to exemplify the definitions. Rather, the definitions are presented to lead to the quotations. And the quotations are there to show us how to do with language what we have not done before. They are there for imitation.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Shakespeare and Alcohol

Shakespeare and Alcohol

... has called attention to the frequency and the significance of Shakespeare's
references to alcoholic beverages . Each of the thirty - eight plays has at least
one allusion , and all together there are 360 “ references ” and 196 figures of
speech ...

Author: Buckner B. Trawick

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9062034489

Category: Drinking in literature

Page: 100

View: 570

Categories: Drinking in literature

Shakespeare s Use of the Arts of Language

Shakespeare s Use of the Arts of Language

Isocrates, the pupil of Gorgias, reduced this extravagance of ornament and used
figures with more art. ... Figurative speech is a noveltie of language evidently (
and yet not absurdly) estranged from the ordinarie habite and manner of our
dayly ...

Author: Sister Miriam Joseph

Publisher: Ravenio Books


Category: Literary Criticism


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The contribution of the present work is to present in organized detail essentially complete the general theory of composition current during the Renaissance (as contrasted with special theories for particular forms of composition) and the illustration of Shakespeare’s use of it. It is organized as follows: Part One: Introduction I. The General Theory of Composition and of Reading in Shakespeare’s England 1. The Concept of Art in Renaissance England 2. Training in the Arts in Renaissance England 3. The English Works on Logic and Rhetoric 4. The Tradition 5. Invention and Disposition Part Two. Shakespeare’s Use of the Theory II. Shakespeare’s Use of the Schemes of Grammar, Vices of Language, and Figures of Repetition 1. The Schemes of Grammar 2. The Vices of Language 3. The Figures of Repetition III. Logos: The Topics of Invention 1. Inartificial Arguments or Testimony 2. Definition 3. Division: Genus and Species, Whole and Parts 4. Subject and Adjuncts 5. Contraries and Contradictories 6. Similarity and Dissimilarity 7. Comparison: Greater, Equal, Less 8. Cause and Effect, Antecedent and Consequent 9. Notation and Conjugates IV. Logos: Argumentation 1. Syllogistic Reasoning 2. Fallacious Reasoning 3. Disputation V. Pathos and Ethos 1. Pathos 2. Ethos Part Three. The General Theory of Composition and Reading as Defined and Illustrated by Tudor Logicians and Rhetoricians VI. Schemes of Grammar, Vices of Language, and Figures of Repetition 1. The Schemes of Grammar 2. Vices of Language VII. Logos: The Topics of Invention 1. Inartificial Arguments or Testimony 2. Definition 3. Division: Genus and Species, Whole and Parts 4. Subject and Adjuncts 5. Contraries and Contradictories 6. Similarity and Dissimilarity 7. Comparison: Greater, Equal, Less 8. Cause and Effect, Antecedent and Consequent 9. Notation and Conjugates 10. Genesis or Composition 11. Analysis or Reading VIII. Logos: Argumentation 1. Syllogistic Reasoning 2. Fallacious Reasoning 3. Disputation IX. Pathos and Ethos 1. Pathos 2. Ethos
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Development of Shakespeare s Rhetoric

The Development of Shakespeare s Rhetoric

The overall frequency of selected figures (766.1 instances per thousand lines) is
about 10 per cent lower than in ... this play is to create the different speech styles
of four groups of characters, which Shakespeare keeps physically separated on ...

Author: Stefan Daniel Keller

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783772083242

Category: English drama

Page: 310

View: 537

Categories: English drama

The Shakespeare Wars

The Shakespeare Wars

Guides to figures of speech, metaphors, tropes taken from classical and medieval
handbooks, manuals of rhetorical ... age, the ferment over figurative and
rhetorical style and technique, shaped—and was reshaped by—Shakespeare,
and the ...

Author: Ron Rosenbaum

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780307807922

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 624

View: 761

“[Ron Rosenbaum] is one of the most original journalists and writers of our time.” –David Remnick In The Shakespeare Wars, Ron Rosenbaum gives readers an unforgettable way of rethinking the greatest works of the human imagination. As he did in his groundbreaking Explaining Hitler, he shakes up much that we thought we understood about a vital subject and renews our sense of excitement and urgency. He gives us a Shakespeare book like no other. Rather than raking over worn-out fragments of biography, Rosenbaum focuses on cutting-edge controversies about the true source of Shakespeare’s enchantment and illumination–the astonishing language itself. How best to unlock the secrets of its spell? With quicksilver wit and provocative insight, Rosenbaum takes readers into the midst of fierce battles among the most brilliant Shakespearean scholars and directors over just how to delve deeper into the Shakespearean experience–deeper into the mind of Shakespeare. Was Shakespeare the one-draft wonder of Shakespeare in Love? Or was he rather–as an embattled faction of textual scholars now argues–a different kind of writer entirely: a conscientious reviser of his greatest plays? Must we then revise our way of reading, staging, and interpreting such works as Hamlet and King Lear? Rosenbaum pursues key partisans in these debates from the high tables of Oxford to a Krispy Kreme doughnut shop in a strip mall in the Deep South. He makes ostensibly arcane textual scholarship intensely seductive–and sometimes even explicitly sexual. At an academic “Pleasure Seminar” in Bermuda, for instance, he examines one scholar’s quest to find an orgasm in Romeo and Juliet. Rosenbaum shows us great directors as Shakespearean scholars in their own right: We hear Peter Brook–perhaps the most influential Shakespearean director of the past century–disclose his quest for a “secret play” hidden within the Bard’s comedies and dramas. We listen to Sir Peter Hall, founder of the Royal Shakespeare Company, as he launches into an impassioned, table-pounding fury while discussing how the means of unleashing the full intensity of Shakespeare’s language has been lost–and how to restore it. Rosenbaum’s hilarious inside account of “the Great Shakespeare ‘Funeral Elegy’ Fiasco,” a man-versus-computer clash, illustrates the iconic struggle to define what is and isn’t “Shakespearean.” And he demonstrates the way Shakespearean scholars such as Harold Bloom can become great Shakespearean characters in their own right. The Shakespeare Wars offers a thrilling opportunity to engage with Shakespeare’s work at its deepest levels. Like Explaining Hitler, this book is destined to revolutionize the way we think about one of the overwhelming obsessions of our time. From the Hardcover edition.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Literary Digest

The Literary Digest

Our literature force in literature is entirely compatible with perfect imbeis full of
figures of speech and expressions , which have been cility . used so often that
they have lost all point and significance . SHAKESPEARE'S FIRST PRINTER .



ISBN: MINN:31951001900049C



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Shakespeare s Poems and Sonnets

Shakespeare s Poems and Sonnets

His books include Shakespeare and the English Romantic Imagination (1989)
and Shakespeare and Ovid (1993). ... 'Figure' is an analogous term: paradigma is
a figure of speech whereby classical figures serve as authorities, but Sonnet 106

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438115863



View: 943

Provides insight into the poems & sonnets of William Shakespeare along with a brief biography.

Error in Shakespeare

Error in Shakespeare

The suspicion of metaphor finds its fullest voice later in the seventeenth century,
when John Locke delivered his famous condemnation of figurative speech.25 In
seeking 'dry Truth and real Knowledge', the figures of speech are an 'Abuse of ...

Author: Alice Leonard

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030351809

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 197

View: 490

The traditional view of Shakespeare’s mastery of the English language is alive and well today. This is an effect of the eighteenth-century canonisation of his works, and subsequently Shakespeare has come to be perceived as the owner of the vernacular. These entrenched attitudes prevent us from seeing the actual substance of the text, and the various types of error that it contains and even constitute it. This book argues that we need to attend to error to interpret Shakespeare’s disputed material text, political-dramatic interventions and famous literariness. The consequences of ignoring error are especially significant in the study of Shakespeare, as he mobilises the rebellious, marginal, and digressive potential of error in the creation of literary drama.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Metaphor and Shakespearean Drama

Metaphor and Shakespearean Drama

Figures of speech—even when known to be figures—nonetheless have
performative powers. Titus' acting out the assault on a fly according to Marcus'
narrative about it leaves Marcus unsure of Titus' sanity. For Titus, it seems to
Marcus, ...

Author: M. Fahey

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230308800

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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Metaphor and Shakespearean Drama explores the fruitful and potentially unruly nature of metaphorical utterances in Shakespearean drama, with analyses of Othello , Titus Andronicus , King Henry IV Part 1 , Macbeth , Hamlet , and The Tempest.
Categories: Literary Criticism

English English Literature

English   English Literature

Shakespeare uses figures of Speech – that is, imagery Or WOrd pictures – to do
the following: - say more about points made in dialogue and action In reinforce
and enhance the audience's ideas of the characters In magnify or draw attention
to ...

Author: Franz Fitzsimmons

Publisher: Letts and Lonsdale

ISBN: 1843156423

Category: English language

Page: 96

View: 425

This volume covers the 2006 subject specifications for all exam boards. The text is laid out in 'sound bite' boxes to aid recollection, with clearly labelled diagrams to add visual clarity and further demonstrate the subject matter.
Categories: English language

Stylistics and Shakespeare s Language

Stylistics and Shakespeare s Language

Mireille Ravassat Some outstanding scholars have carried out most illuminating
investigations into the nature and meaning of oxymoron in Shakespeare's
Sonnets, but no comprehensive and systematic study of this figure of speech and

Author: Mireille Ravassat

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441184276

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

View: 651

This innovative volume testifies to the current revived interest in Shakespeare's language and style and opens up new and captivating vistas of investigation. Transcending old boundaries between literary and linguistic studies, this engaging collaborative book comes up with an original array of theoretical approaches and new findings. The chapters in the collection capture a rich diversity of points of view and cover such fields as lexicography, versification, dramaturgy, rhetorical analyses, cognitive and computational corpus-based stylistic studies, offering a holistic vision of Shakespeare's uses of language. The perspective is deliberately broad, confronting ideas and visions at the intersection of various techniques of textual investigation. Such novel explorations of Shakespeare's multifarious artistry and amazing inventiveness in his use of language will cater for a broad range of readers, from undergraduates, postgraduates, scholars and researchers, to poetry and theatre lovers alike.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Shakespeare Survey

Shakespeare Survey

We speak the tongue that Shakespeare spake ' is a figure of speech rather than a
statement of fact , and it has an ironic flavour in these days of the retranslation ...

Author: Allardyce Nicoll

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521523532

Category: Drama

Page: 316

View: 276

The first fifty volumes of this yearbook of Shakespeare studies are being reissued in paperback.
Categories: Drama

Shakespeare s Sonnets

Shakespeare s Sonnets

There is no question that close examination of the sonnets reveals a plethora of
rhetorical figures, of which the ... of successive phrases for rhetorical or poetic
effect (18.13–14); traductio (Latin) or polyptoton, a figure of speech in which a
word ...

Author: Dympna Callaghan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470777510

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

View: 713

This introduction provides a concise overview of the central issues and critical responses to Shakespeare’s sonnets, looking at the themes, images, and structure of his work, as well as the social and historical circumstances surrounding their creation. Explores the biographical mystery of the identities of the characters addressed. Examines the intangible aspects of each sonnet, such as eroticism and imagination. A helpful appendix offers a summary of each poem with descriptions of key literary figures.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Shakespeare and the Embodied Heroine

Shakespeare and the Embodied Heroine

The “embodied heroine” on the Shakespearean stage sounds oxymoronic, a
figure of speech without a figure. Arguably, the one element Shakespearean
heroines unequivocally lack is a body—a female body that is. Boy actors usurped
the ...

Author: L. Leigh

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137465993

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 210

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Shakespeare and the Embodied Heroine is a bold new investigation of Shakespeare's female characters using the late plays and the early adaptations written and staged during the seventeenth and eighteenth century.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Prison Shakespeare and the Purpose of Performance Repentance Rituals and the Early Modern

Prison Shakespeare and the Purpose of Performance  Repentance Rituals and the Early Modern

For the part-focused playwright, tropes and figures of speech are not simply
enlargements of a plot: they are places or possibilities that can be created in the
very act of being spoken. If writing in parts allowed actors to experience an urgent
or ...

Author: N. Herold

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137432674

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 142

View: 704

Over the last decade a number of prison theatre programs have developed to rehabilitate inmates by having them perform Shakespearean adaptations. This book focuses on how prison theatre today reveals certain elements of the early modern theatre that were themselves responses to cataclysmic changes in theological doctrine and religious practice.
Categories: Performing Arts

Shakespeare s Education How Shakespeare Learned to Write

Shakespeare s Education  How Shakespeare Learned to Write

So the boysin school had to learn how to analyze and construct sentences using
more than 150 Latinate figures of speech. They memorized these figures, then
went on to learn aphorisms and to write themes based on them. They studied the

Author: Kate Emery Pogue

Publisher: PublishAmerica

ISBN: 9781630847821

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 206

View: 270

Shakespeare's Education brings to life the educational experiences of boys in 16th century England. Monarchs from Henry VIII to Elizabeth I established hundreds of schools, and formulated a curriculum based on Latin, the reading of classical literature, and the performance of recitations and plays. This system educated Shakespeare and his contemporaries Christopher Marlowe, Ben Jonson, and thousands more. It became the matrix for one of the world's great periods in theatre history. More important, it helps us understand the writing of Shakespeare, the greatest playwright the world has seen. "Kate Pogue's book moves not at a snail's pace but jogs on merrily to an appreciation for how Shakespeare transformed his lessons into art."M Peter Greenfield Professor emeritus, University of Puget Sound Editor, Research Opportunities in Medieval and Renaissance Drama "Kate Pogue's engaging account of education at local grammar schools reminds us that it was more than sufficient to equip the brightest students for a literary career. " Robert Bearman formerly Head of Archives at the SBT "Shakespeare's education is a topic to which Kate Pogue brings the vivid insight of both the academic and the theatrical practitioner." John Taplin Author, Shakespeare's Country Families
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Catalog of Printed Books of the Folger Shakespeare Library Washington D C First Supplement

Catalog of Printed Books of the Folger Shakespeare Library  Washington  D  C    First Supplement

1969 , Stags , Louis Charla , 1933Comp . An Index to the figurative language of
John Marston ' . tragedies . . . 1970 . Mosquera do Tigvoros , Cotocobal , 16th
cont . rigurative desiga in Manlet . Figures of speech Per Figurus of speech
Lanham ...

Author: Folger Shakespeare Library

Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Company

ISBN: UOM:39015082904866

Category: Early printed books

Page: 3

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Categories: Early printed books