Shakespearean Verse and Prose

By: Genesis Colon, Nya-Anne Greenidge, Cody Lowe, and Shaun Brown

Shakespearean Verse and Prose is used to achieve specific effects

Prose is basically ordinary text. When reading it in a passage it appears to be the same as any other normal passage. Standard rules of capitalization are followed: only proper nouns (names and place names), the pronoun "I" and the first letter of a new sentence are capitalized.

Verse in rhyming couplets is mostly represented AA BB CC etc., with the letters a, b, and c referring to the rhyming sound of the final word in a line. Because rhyme is easy to hear, typically no visual clue is needed for you to recognize that a passage is in rhyme; however, note in the rhymed passages above and below that 1) the line of print does not extend to fill the whole page. The first word of every line is capitalized without regard to standard rules of capitalization. These two printing conventions are a visual clue that a speech is in verse rather than in prose.

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