Loss of Innocence and Shakespeare - msmitchellenglish

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Loss of Innocence &
Shakespeare
Ms. Mitchell
Freshman Literature
Do Now!
Answer the following questions on your notes packet:
Do you believe in love at first sight?
Can love overcome all obstacles?
Is it more important to follow your heart or be loyal to your
family?
Innocence
What is innocence?
Let’s define it!
What does it mean to lose one’s innocence?
Can one stay innocent forever?
DO NOW!: On a blank piece of paper, free write for 10
minutes on a time your innocence was lost. (I will be the only
one who sees these but keep in mind if you share something
that makes me think your health or safety is in jeopardy I have
to go to guidance!)
William Shakespeare
1564-1616
Born in Stratford-upon-Avon,
Warwickshire, England
Married Ann Hathaway at
age 18 (she was 26!!) and
together they had three
children
Only went to school through
grammar school
The most performed
playwright ever
Shakespeare, continued
Wrote approximately 38 plays, 154 sonnets, and two long
narrative poems
Wrote comedies, tragedies, and histories
Plays were performed by Lord Chamberlain’s Men: a
group of actors sponsored by the wealthy Lord
Chamberlain
Starting in 1599 the Globe theater was built and
Shakespeare’s plays were performed there
The Globe
The Globe
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The Globe
Look Up!
A rose by any other name…
It has been said that Shakespeare contributed over 1700 now
common words to the English language.
Some ones you might know include…
Blushing
Addiction
Amazement
Bedroom
Eyeball
Fashionable
Laughable
Puking
Swagger
Dawn
And…
“Be-all and the end-all” (Macbeth)
“Break the ice” (The Taming of the Shrew)
“Eaten me out of house and home” (2 Henry IV)
“Elbow room” (King John)
“Kill with kindness” (The Taming of the Shrew)
“Knock! Knock! Who’s there?” (Macbeth)
“Too much of a good thing” (As You Like It)
Iambic Pentameter
A common meter in English poetry
10 syllables per line
Second syllable accented
EX) de/DUM de/DUM de/DUM de/DUM de/DUM
Romeo and Juliet
Believed to have been written between 1591 and 1595
Takes place in Verona, Italy
Follows the story of two star-crossed lovers
Romance, violence, death
Dualities: fate/chance, life/death,
light/dark
Lovers whose love
is thwarted by
outside sources
R&J Today

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