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Monday, 9th December
2013

L.O: To explore and analyse different
types of language in Act 1 Scene 1 of the
play.
Verse types


Blank verse (Unrhymed verse usually
written in iambic pentameter)
Prose (normal unrhymed speech)
Rhyme i...
Blank Verse
 plays would be
It was expected that
written in verse
Verse is normally written in iambic
pentameter
Five ...
Prose

 Dialogue in prose is less organised than that in
verse (blank or rhymed) which is an indication of
informality o...
Rhymed Verse

 Ariel will employ short lyrics, which we may
suppose (from other characters' responses) to be
sung or cha...
Forms of theatrical
language


 Social standing and the formality or informality of the
occasion affects speech.
 "Thee...
Act 1 Scene 1

 What form does speech take in Act 1 scene 1?
 Is there any variation between the characters?
 What inf...
Review

 Exit cards
 Write one thing you have learnt today about
Shakespeare’s language and The Tempest
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  1. 1. Monday, 9th December 2013 L.O: To explore and analyse different types of language in Act 1 Scene 1 of the play.
  2. 2. Verse types  Blank verse (Unrhymed verse usually written in iambic pentameter) Prose (normal unrhymed speech) Rhyme in songs, prologues and epilogues, masques and plays within plays.
  3. 3. Blank Verse  plays would be It was expected that written in verse Verse is normally written in iambic pentameter Five stressed (/) syllables alternate with five unstressed (X) syllables, giving a ten-syllable line. X / X / X / X / X /  I have done nothing but in care of thee Iambic pentameter is similar to the human heart beat.
  4. 4. Prose   Dialogue in prose is less organised than that in verse (blank or rhymed) which is an indication of informality or lack of education.  It is not the preserve of characters of low status (Noble characters also speak in prose on occasion).
  5. 5. Rhymed Verse   Ariel will employ short lyrics, which we may suppose (from other characters' responses) to be sung or chanted, these often rhyme.
  6. 6. Forms of theatrical language   Social standing and the formality or informality of the occasion affects speech.  "Thee", "thou" and "thy" are familiar forms, while "you" is more polite.  Alonso is always addressed as "you". Only Caliban calls Prospero "thee". When Prospero is testing Ferdinand, he addresses him in the familiar "thee" form.  However, that the "you" form may be used to avoid friendliness as much as out of respect. Children are "thee" to their parents, but Miranda addresses Prospero as "you". Amazingly, Ferdinand only once speaks directly to his father, addressing him as "sir".
  7. 7. Act 1 Scene 1   What form does speech take in Act 1 scene 1?  Is there any variation between the characters?  What influences the language in this scene?  Write a PEE paragraph analysing the language in this scene.
  8. 8. Review   Exit cards  Write one thing you have learnt today about Shakespeare’s language and The Tempest
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