1. We talked about how to use "Shakespearean Language", rewriting our own sentences using the following rules:
How to Talk Like Shakespeare
Instead of you, say thou or thee (and instead of y’all, say ye). Rhymed couplets are all the rage. Men are Sirrah, ladies are Mistress, and your friends are all called Cousin. Instead of cursing, try calling your tormenters jackanapes or canker-blossoms orpoisonous bunch-back’d toads. Don’t waste time saying "it," just use the letter "t" (’tis, t’will, I’ll do’t). Verse for lovers, prose for ruffians, songs for clowns. When in doubt, add the letters "eth" to the end of verbs (he runneth, he trippeth, hefalleth). To add weight to your opinions, try starting them with methinks, mayhaps, in sooth orwherefore. When wooing ladies: try comparing her to a summer’s day. If that fails, say "Get thee to a nunnery!" When wooing lads: try dressing up like a man. If that fails, throw him in the Tower, banish his friends and claim the throne.
Other Shakespearean Vocab can be found here.
1. Write a comment below referring to your plans this summer of 50-75 words using Shakespearean language.
2. Read Act 2 Scene 1 lines 160 to 257 (2.1.160-257) of Much Ado About Nothing.