Writing Assignment 4 Theater

Writing Assignment 4 Theater - In terms of specific...

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1 Farley Conor Farley Theater 191 Ashley Goos 16 November 2011 Writing Assignment #4 I chose to analyze the first passage from Hamlet, Act III, Scene i. This passage is written in the writing style of blank verse, in which the words do not rhyme, but follow a definitive meter, despite its’ prose-like appearance. I found this passage to follow a stressed-unstressed pattern, with 11 syllables per line. The author most likely chose this style of writing for a variety of reasons: For starters, this kind of speaking can be used in numerous, different situations, because it is much like the natural speaking rhythms found in English, but makes the language slightly more elegant, while still maintaining a realistic feel.
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Unformatted text preview: In terms of specific punctuation choice made by the playwright, there are a few instances in which different words are used or cut-down in order to preserve the pattern of syllables. In line two, for instance, instead of saying “it is nobler,” the playwright chose to join “it” and “is” into “’tis,” which cuts the number of syllables in half to fit the pattern. This is done again on line nine. There are also semi-colons used throughout the passage to indicate pausing without using a period to completely end a thought or sentence, therefore induce the stressed-unstressed feel of blank verse....
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