Reading the language of Shakespeare

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Understanding the Old English Language of Shakespeare-

The play is written in poetry and prose

1) Some of the poetry is written in Poetry and Prose- but poetry doesn't always have to rhyme.

2) The poetry is the bits where all the lines are roughly the same length, and each line starts with a capital letter. It looks a bit like this:

3) Some bits of the play are in prose- prose is in normal sentences without any set rhythm.

4) Common characters, like the Nurse usually…


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