This is what makes Shakespeare so challenging for readers as they must translate between one era of the language to another. The problem with translating is that some words, phrases, or devices are often lost from one language to another, which causes us to interpret the text to our individual opinions and perspectives. However, this is not necessarily a disadvantage, as so many have come to believe. Because the text is not perfectly modified to modern speech, the reader is able to analyze it from their perspective based on what is most applicable to their life. In this sense, Shakespeare teaches students not what to think, but how to think.
Shakespeare’s language and strict discipline gave liveliness and intensity to his writing style. On the other hand, Milton’s contribution to English language and literature is no less important. His works remain as outstanding masterpieces in English literature. He too coined new terminologies in English and created new metaphor like epic similes. But in his actual practice in the
There is no real blank verse and tragedy in our language before Marlowe. He made a direct way for Shakespeare. Marlowe’s mighty line has brought a revolution on Elizabethan stage. Marlowe’s famous works in blank verse are Tamburlaine, Dr. Faust’s, Edward II, The Jew of Malta, Dido Queen of Carthage and The Massacre at Paris. On the basis of writing style, half of Shakespeare’s works have been credited to Marlowe in whole or in part by those critics who have accepted Marlowe’s death in 1593.
General characteristic of Early Modern English: Shakespeare 's grammar and vocabulary. William Shakespeare is certainly the most well-known Englishman of all times. Apart from many achievements of his that had a significant impact on culture and the arts he was also an integral part of the development of Early Modern English. Without doubt one can state that every single day he or she uses various forms and colloquialisms created and disseminated by Shakespeare. It is important to note, however, that the raise of Modern English was only possible due to rampant social and political changes that occurred within the time frame of XVI, XVII century and that the presence of Shakespeare was merely, yet greatly, just one of the factors.
Both are the essential parts for learning a foreign language. Both listening and speaking are linked to each other. If a student wants to be a good speaker, he needs to be a good listener first. There are certain ways to improve these skills like keep on reading a lot of things in that language because “when we read in a foreign language, we usually subvocalize, in other words, we make the sounds in our heads, which helps to improve listening”(Kaufmann, 2017, para 4). Talking about my own example, I used to speak with myself and with the mirror because I didn’t have anybody with whom I could talk and improve myself.
Do people still buckle down and face them? From my experience, it depends on the task and its reward. One such task is learning cursive writing; some believe it is necessary and has vast rewards, while others believe it is useless and a relic of the past. It seems everybody is on one side or the other, but which side has better arguments? The idea schools
However, the only downside of this period which is worth mentioning in this paper is that Latin and French were the dominant languages of government and school curriculums. Therefore, English was faced with derogatory attitudes from the nation and was regarded as the vernacular of the age until the end of the 16th century. During that era, the tables were turned whilst the role of the dominant languages declined and English became the universally authorized language of the regime and the preeminent disciplines of knowledge. During that time, the most impactful occurrence happened in the middle of the 18th century which was the publication of the first major lexicographical work known as the Dictionary of the English language by Samuel Johnson. Indeed, it eventually became the ideal model for all future lexicographers (a term that is used to refer to dictionary writers who occupy themselves with tracing the origin and detailing the signification of
“I like to think that I have a certain advantage as a teacher of literature because when I was growing up I disliked and feared book.” This quote came from Gerald Graff in his Disliking Books at an Early Age article. However, reading is a vital skill for success in todays society. Reading is such a vital skill because it is a way of communication, and communication is the key to success. Reading allows for development of the critical thinking process and helps to gain knowledge which gives many confidence and the ability to speak with others on select topics. It is reasonable to believe that reading may be hard, especially when the novel is over a subject that does not interest the reader.
On the contrary, when a text has difficult language, when students do not participate, and when it is not authentic, it can make it more difficult for students to learn. In my opinion, the medium that is most effective is when the text is easily understandable, such as in No Fear Shakespeare. Being able to view a modern translation of the text can help students grasp a better understanding of the story. However, when the text has difficult language, it can be troublesome for students to learn anything while reading. Although it could build your vocabulary, it is still difficult for students to read while learning at the same time.
As the other methods seem to be impractical, the structural approach is believed as an alternative. This approach stresses on vocabulary control, mastering of structural items and oral skills. The actual process of teaching is supported by graded structures and reading materials. In other words, the texts serve as illustrations of the structures. In spite of a teacher who is not well equipped, the structural approach is conducive as it has the potential for developing reading and writing skills.