Shakespeare: The Ultimate Master of Pen

When words are incarnated they have to be penned down by the master of English Language, William Shakespeare. He was one of the classiest writers of his era and his works are still analysed by literature students. Shakespeare took poetry to a whole new zone of visualization. The reader of his works just marvelled at the word alignment and sentence structure bringing each element to life. He was arguably the master of pen and even today no individual has dared to close up with him. Such is the dominance of this wordy wizard.

Shakespeare was an English poet, Dramatist and play writer. He was born and brought up in Stratford-upon-Avon. He married Anne Hathaway at the age of 18. The era of 1589 – 1613 belonged to him as most of renowned words were crafted during this period, Macbeth, Hamlet and more. Shakespeare was an eminent poet but his works did not come to the fore front until the era of the 19th Century. Shakespeare was known for his romantic poets and plays where he gave a new dimension to love. Many would struggle to explain what means to one another but this genius had no constraint with words and just penned down feelings as if he owned them. Many of his plays are studied, performed and re-interpreted in diverse cultural and political contexts throughout the world.

Shakespeare had his own style of writing but his plays were of conventional types. He wrote them in a manner in which is unorthodox for the characters of Drama. The poetry depended on the extended words with elaborate metaphors and conceits and the language usage is often rhetorical – written for actors to declaim rather than speak. The grand speeches in Titus Andronicus, in the view of some critics, often hold up the action.  Soon he started to adapt the traditional styles in his writings. His poetic style was mostly blank verse which means that his verses usually rambled and not rhymed. Example of the work is mentioned below,

Sir, in my heart there was a kind of fighting

That would not let me sleep. Methought I lay

Worse than the mutines in the bilboes. Rashly—

And prais’d be rashness for it—let us know

Our indiscretion sometimes serves us well…

Hamlet, Act 5, Scene 2, 4–8.

William Shakespeare was a wordy God and the words sometimes tended to bow down to him in reverence. He influenced his style and language to many others who nearly worshipped him as a write. Long live Shakespeare and longer live his artistic works.

Amith M D

I blog, rap, listen, cycle, play and write. I am flexible enough to adapt to different styles of writing formats. I am a writer for a reason, to inspire my readers. I like to keep my works as original as possible using my creative abilities.

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