Figurative Language In Hamlet

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Hamlet, the longest play and one of the famous tragedies story written by William Shakespeare is considered one of the most powerful and influential works in literature has contained various of language uses to create the description and images in Hamlet. Shakespeare uses numerous drama conventions including soliloquy, asides and specific figurative languages to build the imagery of the plot.

To make the theme of the drama more easily to understand, Shakespeare writes out the dialogue to show how is speaking and the stage directions, specify the time and place and how the characters should behave and speak. In addition, Shakespeare typically used more literary devices in his dramas. Soliloquy and asides are the way Shakespeare creates to give audiences access to the characters’ private thoughts and feelings. A soliloquy is a speech given by a character like Hamlet alone on stage to show his thoughts to the audience, “To be, or not to be: that is the question: Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer… And by opposing end them? (Act 3, Scene 1)” This quote is considered to be one of the most important and fundamental soliloquy in English literature and in Hamlet because it is describing Hamlet 's dilemma whether to die and end his suffering or to put up a fight against his tragic life and the betrayal. In addition, the soliloquy not only tells the audience the situation Hamlet facing through the extended imagery but also caught the eyes of the audience, creates the mood
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