Svenja Stebler a Midsummer Night’s Dream Act 2

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream Act 2 The sprites speak very poetically. Which image or images presented by the sprites do you remember best? What make the images memorable? I remember that when the fairy and Puck were speaking about all of the tricks that puck uses to do on other people. The fairy tells Puck what kind of tricks he plays on people. Then Puck tells what sort of tricks he does to make Oberon laugh. Shakespeare used Literary Techniques to make the whole situation between them more interesting by having a word game. One of the reasons why it makes the images memorable is because during that time, you really have to read carefully to be sure that you understood it right. You have to read through it at least three times until you even understand what they are talking about. One of the literary terms that is being used is the couplet, which means that there are two lines with rhyming ends. “And on her…. Pour the ale. The wisest… saddest tale” (II.1, 50- 51) Another type of literary device that is being used is a simile: “Neighing in likeness of a filly foal;” “In very likeness of a roasted crab;” (II.1, 47+49).These lines are not directly a simile but if you would change the sentence to how we would say it today, it would work as a simile: Neighing like a filly foal and Looking/acting/etc. like a roasted crab. The last literary technique that I found was alliteration. Alliteration was being used a lot: “And bootless make the breathless housewife churn,” (II.1, 37) “… make the drink to bear no barm,” (II.1, 38) “When I a fat and bean-fed horse beguile,” (II.1, 46) “… in likeness of a filly foal;” (II.1, 47). Those were all of the Literary Techniques in those two speeches. Why are Oberon and Titania fighting? Oberon and Titania are fighting over a little Indian Boy who lost his mother while she was giving birth. Because Titania was her best friend, she

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