Hamlet-English IV

What years was Hamlet written? 1599-1601
Thematic cornerstone of Hamlet? Death
Themes present in Hamlet? Revenge, Desire, and Love
Motives of action in Hamlet? Power and Revenge
How many lines in Hamlet? 4, 042
Hamlet first performed? July of 1602
Hamlet first published? 1603
Setting for Hamlet? Denmark in the late medieval period
Two Motifs in Hamlet? Ears and Hearing & Misogyny- Hamlet becomes extremely cynical about women in general, He perceives a connection between female sexuality and moral corruption.
Claudius’ Hired Spies Resencrantz and Guildenstern
Polonius’ Daughter Ophelia
King’s Chief Counselor Polonius
Polonius’ Son Laertes
Hamlet’s Uncle Claudius-King of Denmark
Hamlet’s Father Ghost-Old King
Hamlet’s Mother Gertrude-Queen of Denmark
Protagonist Hamlet
Hamlet’s friend Horatio
What does the word sonnet mean in Italian? “Little Song”
Four models of sonnet? Italian, Spenserian, Shakespearean, and Modern
How many lines in a sonnet? 14 Lines
What is volta? Turning point between the first 8 lines that state a problem and the last 6 lines that state a resolution.
Shakespeare’s sonnets form was _______ and ______. Quatrains (Set of 4 Lines) , Couplet (Set of 2 lines)
Rhyme scheme for Shakespearean sonnet? ABABCDCDEFEFGG
Rhetorical? To do with persuasion and effective speaking and writing.
Device? Another way of saying “technique”.
9 categories of Rhetorical Devices Repitition, Alliteration, Lists, Metaphor, Simile, Rhetorical questions, Personal involvement, Audience involvement, Quotes, Facts & Statistics
Example of Alliteration She sells sea shells by the sea shore
Example of Metaphor Juliet is the sun
Example of Simile Juliet is like the sun
“That it should come to this!” Who said it? Hamlet
“Frailty, thy name is woman!” Who said it? Hamlet
“Neither a borrower nor a lender be; For loan oft loses both itself and friend, and borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry” Who said it? Polonius
“This above all: to thine own self be true.” Who said it? Polonius
“Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.” Who said it? Marcellus
“Though this be madness, yet there is method in’t.” Who said it? Polonius to the audience
“To be, or not to be: that is the question.” Who said it? Hamlet
“The lady doth protest too much, methinks.” Who said it? Gertrude

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