WEFOUNDShakespeare's Use of Music: The Histories and Tragedies (Classic Reprint)


There is no individual writer who has wielded greater influence than Shakespeare over the English language. Shakespeare’s use of language is unique and appealing at times. He constantly satirized linguistic and stylistic fashions among his contemporaries and experimented with all kinds of innovations, dialectical adaptations and archaisms which enriched the English language.

One of the chief features of Shakespeare’s writing was his use of the English language to individualize the characters in his plays. According to Jespersen, “no author has shown greater skills in adapting language to character”.

In this context, Shylock, the most interesting creation of Shakespeare from the linguistic point of view deserves special mention as the language which Shakespeare put in his mouth was different from that of anybody else’s.

There is no individual writer who has wielded greater influence than Shakespeare over the English language. Shakespeare’s use of language is unique and appealing at times. He constantly satirized linguistic and stylistic fashions among his contemporaries and experimented with all kinds of innovations, dialectical adaptations and archaisms which enriched the English language.

One of the chief features of Shakespeare’s writing was his use of the English language to individualize the characters in his plays. According to Jespersen, “no author has shown greater skills in adapting language to character”.

In this context, Shylock, the most interesting creation of Shakespeare from the linguistic point of view deserves special mention as the language which Shakespeare put in his mouth was different from that of anybody else’s.

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