Essay Topic 1
Discuss the language and style of The Taming of the Shrew. Define and discuss the following in your answer: prose, blank verse, and iambic pentameter. How is the meter defined in iambic pentameter? Where do the stresses lie in each syllable of the lines? What are examples of inversion in the meter of lines? What do inversions signify? What is a feminine ending?
Essay Topic 2
Analyze and discuss the purpose of the Induction in The Taming of the Shrew. What have critics written about the play’s Induction? How does the Induction relate to the subject and themes presented in the main storyline? Why does Shakespeare not return to Christopher Sly’s story?
Essay Topic 3
Describe and analyze the setting of the Induction. Where is Christopher Sly first discovered? Where does Christopher Sly claim to hail from? In what country is Wincot located? How does this...
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