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Shakespeare's Othello

Summary: This essay explores language techniques used in Othello, and how Shakespeare's audience would've reacted to this play compared to a modern audience
LANGUAGE TECHNIQUES

Shakespeare's Othello uses a number of language techniques, to achieve a greater emotional impact on the audience. Othello uses a lot of simile, metaphor, even pun but mainly imagery. Imagery is language that appeals to the senses, often the sense of sight, in vivid, emotionally evocative ways. The audience can picture the images being described and it helps bring meaning to what is being said. Such descriptions control the reader or playgoer's opinion on the people, events, and ideas being presented.

Act 1 Scene 1 is full of sweeping and exotic imagery. This sort of imagery paints a real image in the audiences mind, with such vivid descriptions and repulsive images.

Iago likes to use animal imagery to describe the moor Othello, and his relationship with his wife Desdemona, to the disbelieving Brabantio.

e.g. "An old black ram is tupping your white ewe" (91)

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