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Orlando's hanging his verses in the trees reflects a commonplace convention in the pastoral genre of  Elizabethan writers. Another convention of the time was to carve verses or names into the bark of  trees. Here, Shakespeare is satirizing these conventions. Later, in the encounter between Corin and Touchstone, it is interesting to note that Corin uses the  respectful and formal words "master" and "you" in addressing the clown, while Touchstone  condescendingly says "shepherd" and uses the familiar pronoun "thou." Each is amused by the  other's quick mind — Touchstone is admired because of his wit, and Corin is admired because of his  rustic answers. Neither takes the other too seriously, however. The role of Corin, one might note, is included as a foil to Silvius. Corin is a real shepherd who knows 
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This note was uploaded on 11/28/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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