Tag Archives: William Shakespeare

Allusions and airs

Imagine you are discussing a current government situation with a friend. You mention an insight you learned about behind-the-scenes working of government while in our capitol. Perhaps you briefly mention that when George Bush explained this the first time, you … Continue reading

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Write or wrong word

Diction is one of the building blocks of voice that pushed far enough can become a two-edged sword, making the written word dangerously inaccessible to readers. When teaching Shakespeare’s plays to students I frequently pointed out that it was not … Continue reading

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To cheat or not to cheat

                  “To cheat or not to cheat, that is the  question Whether ’tis nobler to in the mind to suffer The sleepless nights of outrageous homework Or to take arms against a … Continue reading

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