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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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This note was uploaded on 02/01/2012 for the course THE 119 taught by Professor Delgado during the Fall '11 term at Miami University.
- Fall '11