Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Wednesday, May 15th


1. We talked about how to use "Shakespearean Language", rewriting our own sentences using the following rules: 

From http://www.talklikeshakespeare.org/

How to Talk Like Shakespeare

  1. Instead of you, say thou or thee (and instead of y’all, say ye).
  2. Rhymed couplets are all the rage.
  3. Men are Sirrah, ladies are Mistress, and your friends are all called Cousin.
  4. Instead of cursing, try calling your tormenters jackanapes or canker-blossoms orpoisonous bunch-back’d toads.
  5. Don’t waste time saying "it," just use the letter "t" (’tist’will, I’ll do’t).
  6. Verse for lovers, prose for ruffians, songs for clowns.
  7. When in doubt, add the letters "eth" to the end of verbs (he runneth, he trippeth, hefalleth).
  8. To add weight to your opinions, try starting them with methinks, mayhaps, in sooth orwherefore.
  9. When wooing ladies: try comparing her to a summer’s day. If that fails, say "Get thee to a nunnery!"
  10. When wooing lads: try dressing up like a man. If that fails, throw him in the Tower, banish his friends and claim the throne.


Shakespeare's Pronouns

Elizabethan English used a different pronoun set than we’re used to.
The first person—I, me, my, mine—remains basically the same.
The second person singular (you, your, yours) is translated to:
  • “Thou” for “you” (nominative)
  • “Thee” for “you” (objective)
  • “Thy” for “your” (genitive)
  • “Thine” for “yours” (possessive)

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. 



  1. Exhausteth and enjoyable this summer t’will be. Firstly, mine will starteth by goingeth to SAT hagwon, which makeths I say jackanapes. Although t’will be difficult to stayeth captivated in studying for the SAT, but the end of the summer mayhaps me hope to have a general understanding of the SAT.

  2. For the summer will me
    go and have fun
    with Cousin and family together of mine.
    Every night and day will me
    go and have fun
    to see beautiful feelings of mine.
    So many memories will me
    go and have fun
    to tell my Cousin the stories of mine.

    1. Please try this one again. Pay close attention to the directions given above. Add and -eth to your verbs, switch around your syntax, use 't instead of it and methinks and wherefore or some insults. Try again for credit, Elizabeth. You can do it!

    2. For the nunnery holiday will me

      haveth fun
with Cousins , family together of mineth.

      Ever' night and day will me

      go and haveth fun with thee
to see beautiful feelings of mineth.
So many memories will 'tis be
go an' haveth fun with thee
      to tell my Cousins the stories of mine
      till the end of timeth.

  3. I for summer will visteth with my cousins and family in America. T'will be a great relaxingeth time of year. Me thinks will haveth a relaxingeth experience. T'will be studyingeth a lot though. Me playeth a lot of tennis to prepareth for next yeareth season. Me t'will anticipateth a relaxingeth summer break!

  4. Methinks I will spendeth my summer at my house, and twill be annoying as I will be obliged to study. Twill not be a relaxing time of the year, as my mother will forbideth my playing of games. Hopefully, though, she will not acteth in a manner that will causeth me to call her a poisonous bunch-backed toad.

  5. For summer, methinks I will traveleth during vacation. T'was what I dideth last year, so will I do the same this year. ‘Twill be good to taketh a break after a year of studying. Go will I with my family. However, the thought of coming back to school willeth haunt me always.

  6. Me will haveth an enjoyable summer. Twill be filled with adventures to hagwon to prepare myselfth for me new school. Hopeth this will help I be a better student. Me thinks that t'will be an okay summer. But me I say, Hagwon is canker-blossoms. But before me leave, me hope to enjoyeth Korea for a last timeth.

  7. I haveth no plan, although I wish I did. Methinks it doth matter that I have fun in the summer. Surely, thou shalt understand. T’was planned that me goes to Taecheon beach and watch the waves rolleth onto the shore. But jacknapes, I hope it doth not rain. I longeth for a time of rest, although me knows it shant be. Hagwon is to blame, the canker-blossom it is. Me guesses there be no rest for me ‘til it becometh of me an old woman.

  8. This summer, methinks t'will be boring yet exciting. Nay, t'will not be a vacation for relaxing. But me is excited about going to America. Thither, me will practice and playeth my saxophone for two weeks. Perchance, shoppeth and eateth will I with my mother and brother afterwars. My vacation doth not end hither. After, methinks I will go to hagwon. Thou definitely is zany if thou enjoyeth such place. Canker-blossoms! Hagwon gives me woe; I just want to have fun with my cousins all day.

  9. Methinks that I will be preparing for junior year. Instead of relaxing under the sun, thy faithful student will be buckling up for the nights of no sleep of junior year. However, 'tis my duty as a student. Ah, what a tragedy. I shant be bothered by procrastination; mayhaps i will have plenty of time to prepare.

  10. This summer, methinks will fly to home. Relax and fun will i haveth to my cousins. Mine studies far away from me mind. No grasp shalleth hagwon have on me vacation. Jacknapes I hope t'would not. Reunited me family shalleth be. Brother and sister finally hometh with me. T'will be heart lifting. Relaxeth shall we take after long laboreth year.

  11. Although summer 'tis supposed to be a restful gift bestowed upon all weary bodies, this night I worrieth for methinks this summer t’will be one that drains and beats the soul. T’will be a season of hagwon and service day to night to prepareth of the tests that await me. Yet summer I do not disdain, for 'tis also a time for cousins from foreign places to meet and laugh of the good and weep of the bad, console and to loveth one another.

  12. This summer, methinks I will spendeth most of my time prepping for college. Nay, t'will be not be fun and I will be doing ACT/SAT tutoreth and t'will take much focus on my education the entire summer. Although, in the beginning of me summer, t'will be very relaxing and me thinks I will have lots of fun with my cousins. I will also visiteth my cousins at my old home, Michigan.

  13. I shall not enjoyeth this coming summer vacation. T’will be filled with SAT hakwon lessons, and other lessons to prepare for IB courses. Methinks, I willeth not have time to rest or play. But t’is worth it, because as the leaves change for the fall, I willeth be smarter.

  14. I still don't knoweth what to do for the duration of the summer. Most likely me will be subjected to the preparing of SATs and the likes of university. However, I do knoweth that I resolve to hie to Japan even though t'is a close country, I've ne'r been thither. Me always was interest'd in t and admir'd t's culture for a long time.

  15. Me going to New York and Okinawa, Japan for my summer vacation. Me goineth to have a lot of fun at art camp in the School of Visual Arts, New York and with my family at Japan. Mayhaps me goineth to hang out with my best cousin, Daniel Joseph Lee who is very caring and a jackanapes.

  16. Me planeth to go to America for about two weeks.
    Methinks t'will be a great time, liketh rosy cheeks
    Mayhaps me will seeth all my cousins again.
    I will haveth fun through shine and rain
    I willeth have to attend Hagwon and I doth not like tis at all.
    But I willeth make sure I do my best to succeed as tis my call.

  17. Tis summer I am belike to travel towards the borderline of Abgujeong and Gangnam. Whence morrow seems years away and the daylight is shaded by the gaolers that give us an education for needless subjects. The rogues slew the tender summer's day and turn it to an ugly, fallow one. There I shall slave my summer away.

  18. In the summer, me will haveth a fun time in hagwon with my cousins who me love but would consider as jackanapes. Mayhaps, me will eat a lot of delicious food with sirrah and mistress I love. This summer is crucial for me, in terms of academic future. My parents expect me to use this summer wisely. But, entertainment is what me look forward to!

  19. Me thinks that me willeth stayeth most of the time in the heart of Korea tis summer. Me willeth spendeth my time with football, and a most lethal dose of hagwon curriculum. Wherefore in June me planeths to playeth football with SFS alumni and cousin, Yuki Guzman, and improveth me skill.
    Me looketh forward to summer,
    for after tis junior year willeth be a bummer.

  20. I planeth to journey far and long to the lands of Italy and France. Tis will be great pleasure to myself. Methinks that I shall rest for the first half of the summer, then transition into a period of the utmost horror. I shall go to the notorious study homes known as hagwon. I shant not be weakened, but I shall rise up against the fury of RTS.

  21. Foreth mine break of summer, me plans to lose mineself in the arts. By honing mine skills in the arts so fine, I pray that may me prepareth for thy future. With mine cousins and family I do also plan to reconnect, while new memories we createth as well. For thy summer as well I hope it is as fine as a summer’s day.

  22. Shall I compare my summer’s day to thee? While we wanderth down lush paths nearth the lake and retire there. Embraced by the warmth as it wrapths its sunny arms around thou. Surroundeth by cousins and traveling farther north through the wood. Dreaming only of what we thinketh we should.

  23. Methinks to travel to the city of New York tis summer. 'Tis my second time voyaging to this foreign city and mayhaps t'will be even more exciting than the last. There, me shall attend an educational conference and serveth as a juvenile diplomat. T'will be a great experience; me hopeth to gain new knowledge and experience. For the remaining time me hopes to concentrate on studying and training meself in football.

  24. A fortnight from today's morrow shalt begin thine decent into the domain of the proclaimed, most free. Fore there is nil that my kin would regreteth taking to the skies with my destination finally within my grasp. I shalt retireth within the containment of the running waters of the many civilian parks that haveth been built inside the heart of the Americas. There, I shalt reside.

  25. Mayhaps me willeth travel to the beautiful country of Australia. My family and me planneth to visit the charming cities of Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth. 2 weeks after, we willeth travel to Malaysia, where me hopeth to tan on the warm, soft sand of the beaches.

  26. Me summer is going to be boring. Me can not goeth to Americano. Me will have to stay and worketh at school and then earneth money for Meself. Me will have to take careth of younger brother, cooketh food, taketh him to school, and also maketh dinner for him. Me have to studyeth SAT and thne liveth my life to the fullest.

  27. Methinks me summer iseth to be spent with canker-blossoming SAT books and cousins frometh all different parts of thy blessed city. Mayhaps me will get myself a job and worketh hard on many summers days to earneth myself some green papers. In three weeks it is approaching and thus me is looking forward to thy last day of school

  28. Me summer will be very entertaining. Mayhaps I willeth travel to the United States or mayhaps I will travel to Busan. Werefore, Tis will be a summer I will enjoyeth very much. Methinks that I willth play alot of tennis.

  29. Me thinketh summer will be horrible. I will have to worketh at hagwons and spendeth most of valuable time on education. Me is not overwhelmed by this cometh summer, although I hopeth for thy summer to be valuable.

  30. Me thinketh summer will be a good break from school. I willeth traveleth to the United States and spendeth around a month at a summer camp. Thankfully, I willeth not have to go to SAT hagwons, and willeth enjoy my summer with cousins frometh both in and out of town.


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