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Poetic Sense In Shakespeare's Text

We have arrived at the letter "D" in the search for the encycopaedic mind of "William Shakespeare" and it would seem 'much further to go'. But within Shakespeare’s accomplished literary toolbox we also find the use of Diacope (di-a'-co-pee) which is the close repetition of words broken by one or two intervening words:

“Done like a Frenchman: turn and turn again.” Henry VI Pt. 1, 3.3.17.

Dia...

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A Natural Genius In Poetry?

In a series of weekly blogs I have been researching the poetic techniques of the pseudonymous "William Shakespeare" (See previous blog entry: "Shakespeare's Prosody") in an attempt to determine the level of education the dramatist from Stratford-upon-Avon would have acheived in his short life of 52 years. Generally speaking, poets are by nature extremely egotistical, and none more so than our home...

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