1.29 LECTURE.docx - 1 ENGLISH 162 Getting Good and Lost Part I Watch thy Tone and Manage Expectations The story of Romeo and Juliet is not that

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1ENGLISH 1621/29/18Getting Good and Lost Part I: Watch thy Tone and Manage ExpectationsThe story of Romeo and Juliet is not that interesting (prologue gives plot away), LANGUAGE makes it interestingKnow what to pay attention to and what not to pay attention toTone: Attitude of the speakerImportant in relationships (which is what Shakespeare’s characters are built on)Poetry vs. Prose is an important distinction!Generally, nobility/aristocrats speak in poetry, commoners speak in proseoExceptions are IMPORTANT to toneProse- Lines run together like a paragraph, new lines don’t necessarily begin with a capital letterEX- Lines between Sampson and GregoryPoetry- Lines are generally shorter, new line begins with a capital letterEX- PrologueYou don’t need to know every single word to pick up on language themes, like puns and plays on wordsoEX- Coals/Colliers/Choler/Collar“Thou” vs. “You” is another important distinction!

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