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William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare

The Sonnets You can buy the Arden text of these sonnets from the online bookstore: Shakespeare's Sonnets (Arden Shakespeare: Third Series) I. FROM fairest creatures we desire increase,II. When forty winters shall beseige thy brow,III. Look in thy glass, and tell the face thou viewestIV. Unthrifty loveliness, why dost thou spendV. Words Shakespeare Invented Words Shakespeare Invented The English language owes a great debt to Shakespeare. He invented over 1700 of our common words by changing nouns into verbs, changing verbs into adjectives, connecting words never before used together, adding prefixes and suffixes, and devising words wholly original. Below is a list of a few of the words Shakespeare coined or adapted, hyperlinked to the play and scene from which it comes. ** Please note that the table below gives both a sample of words Shakespeare coined and words he adapted. For more words that Shakespeare coined please see the Comprehensive Etymological Dictionary of the English Language by Dr. How to cite this article: Mabillard, Amanda. More Resources Shakespeare's Reputation in Elizabethan England Quotations About William Shakespeare Portraits of Shakespeare Shakespeare's Sexuality Shakespeare's Boss: The Master of Revels Hamlet Essays and Study Guide Macbeth Essays and Study Guide Othello Essays and Study Guide Top 10 Shakespeare Plays

Shakespeare Sonnet 130 - My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun; Coral is far more red than her lips' red; If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun; If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head. I have seen roses damask'd, red and white, But no such roses see I in her cheeks; And in some perfumes is there more delight Than in the breath that from my mistress reeks. I love to hear her speak, yet well I know That music hath a far more pleasing sound; I grant I never saw a goddess go; My mistress, when she walks, treads on the ground: And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare As any she belied with false compare. Paraphrase and Analysis of Sonnet 130 Even More... Portraits of Shakespeare Shakespeare's Contemporaries Shakespeare's Sexuality Worst Diseases in Shakespeare's London Shakespeare on the Seasons Shakespeare on Sleep Stratford School Days: What Did Shakespeare Read? Games in Shakespeare's England [A-L] Games in Shakespeare's England [M-Z] An Elizabethan Christmas Clothing in Elizabethan England

The Nardvark: IB English If you get the joyous privilege of studying a poem with rhythm and metre, you need to understand what rhythm and metre mean. No matter how many times Nardvark’s teacher explains it, no matter how many diagrams and Powerpoints she uses and how many times she claps her hands, Nardvark just doesn’t get it. And that’s NOT because he is sitting in the back of the classroom reading his friends’ tweets from math class, honest! Rhythm: George and Ira Gershwin had rhythm. Eg: Mary had a little lamb, its fleece was white as snow. In the well-known nursery rhyme, the syllables that your voice stresses when you say them are bold. Eg: I've got the moves like Jagger. In the well-known song lyric above, every second syllable is stressed. OH! So where does the “Pentameter” part come in? Ok, we’re getting to that. There are other rhythms besides iambic. Meters with two-syllable feet are: IAMBIC (da-DUM, or x /) eg: I've got the moves like Jagger. Meters with three-syllable feet are One foot = monometer

Shakespeare Insults: Top 50 Shakespearean Insults & Put Downs So you think you know a foul word or two? Shakespeare’s insults, put downs and cussing were second to none, and with his insults Shakespeare was most certainly a master of his trade! Read our selection of the top 50 Shakespeare insults below, ordered alphabetically by quote, with play and act/scene listed too. From ” a most notable coward” to “Villian, I have done thy mother” Shakespeare had an insult for any occassion. Top 50 Shakespeare Insults: Shakespeare insult 1: All’s Well That Ends Well (Act 3, Scene 6) “A most notable coward, an infinite and endless liar, an hourly promise breaker, the owner of no one good quality.” Shakespeare insult 2: Henry IV Part I (Act 2, Scene 4) “Away, you starvelling, you elf-skin, you dried neat’s-tongue, bull’s-pizzle, you stock-fish!” Shakespeare insult 3: The Taming of the Shrew (Act 3, Scene 3) “Away, you three-inch fool! Shakespeare insult 4: The Taming Of The Shrew (Act 5, Scene 2) “Come, come, you froward and unable worms!” “My wife’s a hobby horse!”

Open Source Shakespeare: search Shakespeare's works, read the texts Sonnet  18: Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? by William Shakespeare Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate: Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, And summer’s lease hath all too short a date; Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines, And often is his gold complexion dimm'd; And every fair from fair sometime declines, By chance or nature’s changing course untrimm'd; But thy eternal summer shall not fade, Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow’st; Nor shall death brag thou wander’st in his shade, When in eternal lines to time thou grow’st: So long as men can breathe or eyes can see, So long lives this, and this gives life to thee. Discover this poem’s context and related poetry, articles, and media. Poet William Shakespeare 1564–1616 POET’S REGION England SCHOOL / PERIOD Renaissance Subjects Nature, Relationships, Summer, Love, Romantic Love, Classic Love Occasions Engagement, Anniversary, Weddings Holidays Valentine's Day Poetic Terms Sonnet

Shakespeare Sonnet 18 - Shall I compare thee to a summer's day More to Explore Introduction to Shakespeare's Sonnets Shakespearean Sonnet Style How to Analyze a Shakespearean Sonnet The Rules of Shakespearean Sonnets Shakespeare's Sonnets: Q & A Are Shakespeare's Sonnets Autobiographical? Petrarch's Influence on Shakespeare Themes in Shakespeare's Sonnets Shakespeare's Greatest Love Poem Shakespeare and the Earl of Southampton The Order of the Sonnets The Date of the Sonnets Who was Mr. Who was The Rival Poet? Shakespeare on Jealousy Shakespeare on Lawyers Shakespeare on Lust Shakespeare on Marriage Blank Verse and Diction in Shakespeare's Hamlet Analysis of the Characters in Hamlet Shakespeare on the Seasons Shakespeare on Sleep