Shakespeare's Use of Literary Terms

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Shakespeare's Use of Literary Terms

But soft, what light through younder window breaks? (Romeo and Juliet)

Shakespeare's Use of Literary Terms.

Couplet: A pair of rhyming verse lines.

"Tearing of papers, breaking ring a twain,(a) Storming her world with sorrows wind and rain."(a) A Lovers Complaint

Galling the gleaned land with hot assys, Girding the grievous siege castles and towns. (Henry V)

Alliteration: A repitition of consonants, especially at the beginning of related words.

Blank verse: Unrhymed verse, with five feet to a line, a measure introduced into England by Earl of Surrey,which became the basic verse of Elizabethan drama.

General examples of various terms



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