Shakespeare analysis alliteration and assonance

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9th - 11th
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These worksheets will help your high school students learn how to analyze alliteration and assonance in Shakespeare’s plays and poetry. Use the handouts to build their knowledge and then use the 5 worksheets to practice their new skills.


→ 2 handouts explaining the literary terms alliteration and assonance, including the 8 types of alliteration and the purpose of them in Shakespeare.
→ 5 worksheets for students to practice identifying alliteration and assonance.

This FREEBIE is a great showcase of my full Shakespeare play units. Check out Macbeth Complete Unit ; Romeo and Juliet Workbook and The Tempest Complete Unit

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If you are looking for more ideas for creative writing, you might also be interested in:
Introduction to Shakespeare
Romeo and Juliet Workbook
Shakespeare's Insults
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Total Pages
7 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure specific parts of a text (e.g., the choice of where to begin or end a story, the choice to provide a comedic or tragic resolution) contribute to its overall structure and meaning as well as its aesthetic impact.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including words with multiple meanings or language that is particularly fresh, engaging, or beautiful.
Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.
Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure a text, order events within it (e.g., parallel plots), and manipulate time (e.g., pacing, flashbacks) create such effects as mystery, tension, or surprise.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language evokes a sense of time and place; how it sets a formal or informal tone).


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