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hrtz, btshakspherew%dlovtxtspk--As much as it pains me to admit it, there is lot about the texting world that we English teachers should find commendable.. .
CREATIVITY with SPELLING:)
Shakespeare promoted the artistic quality of spelling.Like modern texters, it was common to spell words whichever way made sense at the time.In fact he spelled his own name several different ways.When he wrote, he would spell the same word different ways on the same page.Poets of Shakespeare’s time used to compete with one another to see who was the best poet.One sure way to loose was to spell a word the same way twice within a letter.It took a creative soul to alter spellings but still make sense.
Spelling was once part of the connotation (emotional meaning) of a word.The use of harsher consonants showed more anger or emotional unrest.The use of soft consonant demonstrated kinder emotions.Texters are also in the habit of changing a word’s spelling to demonstrate the mood they are in.
BREVITY & CONFORMITY :(
What Will would NOT like about texts is the conformity of overused abbreviations.He would consider this un-creative and wasteful of good language.Additionally Shakespeare loved to explain his ideas fully.The shortness of text would bother him.He would NEVER create a Twitter account (140 characters, please!)
I'm not really much of a texter, but I guess text language isn't that bad according to Shakespeare. Also, I think it's cool that he could spell his name in different ways. Nice job!
Comment Posted on May 3, 2013 at 08:22 AM by
I completely agree with what Hunter and Ty said! I do think that Shakespeare would consider texting un-creative. Although, I would disagree with him!
Comment Posted on May 3, 2013 at 08:18 AM by
Good blog Miss Transue! I'd think that Shakespeare would be one of the biggest enemies of modern day grammar, spelling and texting.
Comment Posted on May 3, 2013 at 08:16 AM by
I never knew that shakesphere spelled his name in many ways. Also I agree with you of what I know about shakesphere he would not like to text.
Comment Posted on May 3, 2013 at 07:39 AM by
First off, the first paragraph about spelling is completely mind blowing. I never knew he spelled his name in more then one way. Also, I have never paid attention to the consonants and how that could be used to show anger or vice versa. I don't think I would be a good poet. Good Job!
Comment Posted on April 30, 2013 at 05:33 PM by
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