Much ado and Sentence Structures

Beatrice Leonato’s niece and Hero’s cousin. Beatrice is “a pleasant-spirited lady” with a very sharp tongue. She is generous and loving, but, like Benedick, continually mocks other people with elaborately tooled jokes and puns.
Benedick an aristocratic soldier who is very witty, always making jokes and puns. He carries on a “merry war” of wits with Beatrice
claudio A young soldier who has won great acclaim fighting under Don Pedro during the recent wars. falls in love with Hero upon his return to Messina.
Hero The beautiful young daughter of Leonato and the cousin of Beatrice. lovely, gentle, and kind
Don Pedro An important nobleman from Aragon, sometimes referred to as “Prince.” The good guy- is generous, courteous, intelligent, and loving to his friends, but he is also quick to believe evil of others and hasty to take revenge
Leonato A respected, well-to-do, elderly noble at whose home, in Messina, Italy, the action is set.
Don John The illegitimate brother of Don Pedro; sometimes called “the Bastard.” is melancholy and sullen by nature, and doesn’t want claudio and hero to marry.
Margaret Hero’s serving woman, who unwittingly helps Borachio and Don John deceive Claudio into thinking that Hero is unfaithful. lower class
Borachio associate of Don Jon who conspires with Don John to trick Claudio and Don Pedro into thinking that Hero is unfaithful to Claudio.
Dogberry the constable in charge of the Watch, or chief policeman, of Messina. is very sincere and takes his job seriously, but he has a habit of using exactly the wrong word to convey his meaning.
Balthasar A waiting man in Leonato’s household and a musician. helps Leonato, Claudio, and Don Pedro trick Benedick into falling in love with Beatrice.
what is a periodic parallel sentence? one in which the writter builds suspense by beginning with subordinate elements and postponing the main clause ex) throwing her prom dress out the window and burning her yearbook, she vowed to spend the rest of her life as a welder.
what is a cumulative parallell sentence? one in which the subordinate elements come at the end to call attention to themex) he cares about only 2 things-his page on the internet and his collection of beanie babies.
what is a simple balanced parallel sentence? one in which two parallel elements are set off against each other like equal weights on a scale.ex) Faulkner’s imagery is richly evocative, but his syntax is often opaque.
what is an independent clause? a group of words that contains a subject and verb and expresses a complete thought. An independent clause is a sentence.ex) jim studied for his chemistry quiz
what is a dependent clause? a group of words that contains a subject and verb but does not express a complete thoughtex) when jim studied for the chemistry quiz…

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