hamlet language

hamlet language - poem rhyme. Some of his modifications are...

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Agnieszka Wynar 1 Agnieszka Wynar Mrs. Mancini AP Literature and Composition 5 October 2008 Shakespeare’s language The “old English” used by Shakespeare is difficult to comprehend by today’s readers. The language has changed due to the “static” over 400 years. When performed, the actors play out the difficult words and the meaning can be felt by the audience. However, when reading the play it is hard to figure out the meaning out of the context. Hardest to understand are the words that changed their meaning over time. Shakespeare likes to change the arrangement of the words to make the
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Unformatted text preview: poem rhyme. Some of his modifications are difficult to understand Agnieszka Wynar 2 because the arrangement of words in English is essential to the meaning. In order to understand the meaning the reader must play with the words and try to rearrange them until they make sense. Another common thing found in Shakespeares writing is puns and metaphors. He likes to play with the language and give it double meaning. It allows the reader to use more imagination....
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