A Shakespearian Grammar
A Shakespearian Grammar

A Shakespearian Grammar

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An Attempt to Illustrate Some of the Differences Between Elizabethan and Modern English

The finest and fullest guide to the peculiarities of Elizabethan syntax, grammar, and prosody, this volume addresses every idiomatic usage found in Shakespeare's works (with additional references to the works of Jonson, Bacon, and others). Its informative introduction, which compares Shakespearian and modern usage, is followed by sections on Shakespearian grammar (classified according to parts of speech) and prosody (focusing on pronunciation). The book concludes with an examination of the uses of metaphor and simile and a selection of notes and questions suitable for classroom use.

This Dover edition, first pulished in 1966 and republished in 2003, is an unabridged republication of the work originally published by Macmillan and Company, London, in 1870. As such, it is the complete text of the third revised edition.

E.A. Abbott, 2014, Paperback, 544 Pages. ISBN-13: 978-0-486-43135-2.
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