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Assignment 2 In this essay I will be comparing two dramatic extracts, 'Twelfth night' and 'All my sons'. I will be considering theme, form structure and language to comment on the two authors' thoughts and ideas. In the first extract we can see that Shakespeare uses poetic devices such as metaphor, pun and hyperbolic language to emphasize on the power of love and its effect on a person. In the second extract, the use of contemporary prose seems to emphasize the face to face interaction and dialect between two people in love, which is very unlike the verse used in 'Twelfth Night'. In 'twelfth night', the desire for love from the duke Orsino is highlighted at the very beginning. ...read more.


The metaphor 'fresh' (used several time throughout the scene) can be metaphorically associated with stale food providing reflection on whether Orsino's love can preserved. This can also be said for The Dukes expectations of Olivia, mourning her 'brother's dead love' then being 'kill'd' ('dying') by the 'affections' of another (himself). Equally to 'Twelfth Night' we can also notice Anne's 'dying' love of her fianc� and her finding the affections of somebody new. The repetition of 'long' (I've been ready a long, long time) assures the audience of her feeling towards Chris and indicates the amount of time she has had feeling for him. The theme of love can be seen in 'All my sons'. We are firstly drawn to this by Chris's more direct declaration and the repetition of 'Anne, I love you' highlighting his lack of words which is very unlike the Duke's hyperbolic speech. ...read more.


In parts some of Chris's language contains doubt or skepticism, the dialogue changes, containing questions, for example 'you feel it's wrong here, don't you?', 'you're sure?' (In the following phrase) assuring him of her feelings and emphasize his feelings for his brother, not wanting to 'win' Anne 'away' from him. The use of the adjective 'crazy' used in later on also evokes Anne's skepticism of her long lasting feelings towards her fianc�'s brother. Both extracts are certainly very different in their form and structure and language (Shakespeare's use of hyperbolical language and poetic devises help him convey Orsino's idea of love and his self confident role. Arthur Mill's use of clumsy face to face dialect indicate the difficulties in declaring love . But In their themes we can pick out similarities, love and desire and the effect a death can have on these feelings. ?? ?? ?? ?? Daniel Murphy SS122962 ...read more.

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