Touchstone - To cast away honesty on a foul **** were to put meat on an unclean dish

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  • To cast away honesty upon a foul slut were to put good meat on an unclean dish.
    • Language
      • Similie
        • "were to"
        • Not using "like" or "as"
          • Shakespearean language
        • compared to food
      • Adjective
        • foul
    • Structure
      • 2 clauses
        • First one is the subject
        • Second is comparison
    • Form
      • Play
        • Audience
          • Men and women
            • Would women be offended?
    • Context
      • Food
        • Touchstonehas referred to pancakes earlier on in the play
        • Food was available at court, but not necessarily in the pastoral in the same way
      • Slut
        • Women did not have as much value
        • Brothels were very common in London at the time

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