Laura A. Diaz ____ Teach Write

TEACHER, AUTHOR, EDUblogger "I want to (read and) write books that unblock the traffic jam in everyone's mind." ~J. Updike

Shakespearean dating tips – Anthony John Peters.LESSON CREATED BY LAURA DIAZ

Let’s Begin…

Beyond giving the world dozens of English language masterpieces and inventing countless words (including the word countless), William Shakespeare, ever the overachieving bard, especially had a way with the romantic turn of phrase. Anthony John Peters explains why Shakespeare’s coy use of metaphor was so effective — and may just help you get a date today.

Now test yourself:

What are the common student responses to Shakespearean plays in the 21st Century?

A. crying, screaming and shouting
B. groans, moans, devastated looks and chair throwing
C. smiles, laughter and excitement

Which phrase did Shakespeare not invent?

A. foul play
B. to be in a pickle
C. you are as beautiful as this hour
D. she doth teach the torches to burn bright

Which three poetic devices are used in the Shakespeare animation?

A. personification, metaphor, simile
B. ambiguity, onomatopoeia and assonance
C. alliteration, personification and metaphor
D. metaphor, simile and complex metaphor
Open response question:
Using Shakespearean phrases to get a date was considered very polite and romantic in the 16th and 17th Centuries. What polite language phrases are used to get a date in modern society?
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2 comments on “Shakespearean dating tips – Anthony John Peters.LESSON CREATED BY LAURA DIAZ

  1. Art Taulbee
    March 5, 2014

    Truly nice stuff on this site, I like it.


  2. Mr.Marco
    November 29, 2013

    You had me cracking up! This would be a great lesson for 7th graders. Thanks for the ideas!


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