What would you like to do?
Iambic Pentamer . A literary form based on the number 5. (all"s well that ends well) is a stellar example. Ideally lines had five words. correction Iambic Pentameter-sounds li…ke a camera, does it not?. Stop messing with the answers, which one is right?
If you mean by "major plays" the ones which are studied in your school, check your school's curriculum. For many people, these are the only plays by Shakespeare they know by n…ame. If you mean the plays that are most often performed, quoted and filmed, there are way more than three. Certainly many of Shakespeare's 38 plays are rarely talked about. The plays best known are the histories Henry V, Richard III and Henry IV Part 1, the comedies As You Like It, Much Ado About Nothing, The Taming of the Shrew, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Twelfth Night, The Merchant of Venice and The Tempest, and the tragedies Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth, Julius Caesar, Romeo and Juliet and King Lear.
We have no means of knowing what Shakespeare wanted to do as a job when he was young as there are no records at all which would indicate this.
Blank verse or iambic pentameter
Scholar Caroline Spurgen once wrote, "The dominating image [in Romeo and Juliet] is light, every form and manifestation of it" (Shakespeare's Imagery, 310). When Romeo initial…ly sees Juliet, he compares her immediately to the brilliant light of the torches and tapers that illuminate Capulet's great hall: " O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright!" (1.4.46). Juliet is the light that frees him from the darkness of his perpetual melancholia. In the famous balcony scene Romeo associates Juliet with sunlight, "It is the east and Juliet is the sun!" (2.2.3), daylight, "The brightness of her cheek would shame those stars/As daylight doth a lamp" (2.2.20-1), and the light emanating from angels, "O speak again bright angel" (2.2.26). In turn, Juliet compares their new-found love to lightening (2.2.120), primarily to stress the speed at which their romance is moving, but also to suggest that, as the lightening is a glorious break in the blackness of the night sky, so too is their love a flash of wondrous luminance in an otherwise dark world -- a world where her every action is controlled by those around her. When the Nurse does not arrive fast enough with news about Romeo, Juliet laments that love's heralds should be thoughts "Which ten times faster glides than the sun's beams/Driving back shadows over lowering hills" (2.5.4-5). Here, the heralds of love that will bring comforting news about her darling are compared to the magical and reassuring rays of sun that drive away unwanted shadows. Juliet also equates Romeo and the bond that they share with radiant light. In a common play on words, she begs Romeo to "not impute this yielding to light love/Which the dark night hath so discovered" (2.2.105-6), again comparing their mutual feelings of love to bright and comforting light . Having no fear of the darkness, Juliet proclaims that night canTake [Romeo] and cut him out into little stars, / And he will make the face of heaven so fine / That all the world will be in love with night / And pay no worship to the garrish sun. (3.2.23-6) Here Romeo, transformed into shimmering immortality, becomes the very definition of light, outshining the sun itself. However, despite all the aforementioned positive references to light in the play, it ultimately takes on a negative role, forcing the lovers to part at dawn:Romeo. It was the lark, the herald of the morn, / No nightingale. Look, love, what envious streaks / Do lace the severing clouds in yonder east. / Night's candles are burnt out, and jocund day / Stands tiptoe on the misty mountaintops. / I must be gone and live, or stay and die. (3.5.6-11)
Meter is the rhythmic structure of the lines of a poem. Meter is usually identified in terms of feet, which relate to syllable stress. For example, Shakespeare often used iamb…ic pentameter, in which each line had five feet each consisting of an unstressed syllable followed by a stressed one.
Plenty of Metaphor, Simile and Personification. There are many allusions and apostrophe is common. Oxymorons are less common, although he uses them a lot in Romeo and Juliet. …Synechdoche and metope constantly.
Not all of Shakespeare's plays are in verse: Much Ado About Nothing is mostly in prose. Verse provides a rhythm and stateliness to the language which can make it sound impress…ive. It is also easier to remember, a useful factor when actors sometimes had a couple of days to learn a new play. The earliest play in verse was Gorbudoc, which premiered two years before Shakespeare was born. There was a tradition of plays in verse and the audience would have been accustomed to that convention.
The verse in Shakespeare's plays is usually blank verse, which is unrhymed iambic pentameter, but he did occasionally rhyme his lines and also he did use other rhythms.
Most of Shakespeare's poems are sonnets, but there are also long narrative poems written in couplets.
There are two: Richard II and King John
No one place has a majority. England is the setting of 13 plays.Italy is the setting of 11. They are the most common. Of course,many plays are set in a number of different pla…ces. Henry V is partin England and part in France as is Henry VI Part 1. Antony andCleopatra is set in Egypt but partly takes place in Rome.
Iambic pentameter is the type of poetic meter that is commonly associated with William Shakespeare.