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      • William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night; Or, What You Will is a comedy rich in poetry and puns, a masque concerning masks, a romance with none of the required elements missing. Beyond this, it is a play about drowning: in love, in sorrow, in appetite. It is an intriguing statement about people... (The entire section contains 1610 words.)
  1. Olivia’s sadness and ardent commitment to keeping that sadness “fresh” in her “remembrance” can be seen as a pose of melancholy. Like Orsino who affects the tropes of love-sickness, Olivia plays the role of melancholy. Together, these two characters represent the two sides of theatrical performance: tragedy and comedy. Caitlin, Owl ...

  2. In Twelfth Night, Shakespeare introduces a cast of uproarious characters (including Malvolio, Toby Belch, and Andrew Aguecheek), and tells a story of fickle fortune, mourning, love, and reunion. The Shakescleare modern English translation of the play will help you comprehend Shakespeare’s language, and the play’s most important quotes ...

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  4. May 05, 2015 · William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night; Or, What You Will is a comedy rich in poetry and puns, a masque concerning masks, a romance with none of the required elements missing. Beyond this, it is a ...

  5. Analysis of Literary Devices in Twelfth Night. 1. Alliteration: It is a stylistic device in which a number of words, having the same first consonant sound, occur close together in a series. A play written in blank verse, Twelfth Night shows many examples of the use of alliteration. For example, “No man must know.”.

  6. Jul 26, 2020 · Twelfth Night is the ninth in a series of comedies Shakespeare wrote during the 1590s that includes The Comedy of Errors, The Taming of the Shrew, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Merchant of Venice, and As You Like It and is a masterful synthesis of them all, unsurpassed in the artistry of its execution. In recognizing the barriers to love it ...

  7. Precious stones are used as metaphors. Feste says to Orsino that “ thy mind is very opal.” In a usual manner, Shakespeare uses the image of animals and birds. Here Orsino says, “ I’ll sacrifice the lamb that I do love, to spite a raven’s heart within a dove. ” Such a language reveals to us how untouched Orsino is from true love.