Poetry and Prose in Shakespeare
Kind of Activity:
Students will gain an understanding of the ways that Shakespeare uses verse and prose in his writing.
Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.4, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.11-12.5, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.11-12.3, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.11-12.5
Introduce the students to the structure of Shakespeare's language. Shakespeare's language generally falls into four categories:
1.) unrhymed iambic pentameter
2.) rhymed iambic pentameter
3.) other poetry
Explain to students that the bulk of Shakespeare's writing is in unrhymed iambic pentameter. Give the students an example of...
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