How to read Shakespere like a professor

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Hough Corinne Hough Mrs. Ashley Fallon AP English Literature 1 August 2017 “How to Read Shakespeare Poetry” response After reading the speech from The Life of King Henry the Eighth , I was able to identify an element relating to a chapter in Thomas C. Foster’s How to Read Literature like a Professor . In the speech, Shakespeare conveys that mankind loves to grow a sense of hope, by symbolizing it with the flowering of a tree. However, Shakespeare states that hope is soon crushed by a deadly frost. The strategy Shakespeare uses is mentioned in Foster’s chapter named, “It’s More Than Just Rain or Snow”. In the speech, Shakespeare depicts hope as a blossoming tree and since most trees blossom in the spring; he is referencing rebirth, new awakenings and fresh starts. Soon after his description of hope growing, he introduces how a frost has killed the idea of hope. By having frost kill the tree, he is channeling the idea of winter, providing the reader with a feeling of death, coldness, and lack of compassion. Using references of weather in his speech
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