Poetry in "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
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This paper is an analysis of a passage from Act II, scene 2 of "A Midsummer Night's Dream", in which Helena laments that Hermia has the love of Demetrius, then discovers Lysander on the ground beside her. The paper describes how when he awakens, he startles her with the announcement that he is madly in love with her. This paper contains a detailed analysis of the meter, the language, and the poetic devices in this passage.
From the Paper:""A Midsummer Night's Dream", one of William Shakespeare's most beloved and oft-performed comedies, deals with love. In this play, Shakespeare manages to make fun of love by approaching it in various different aspects, running a gamut from poking fun at love in having Titania fall hopelessly in love with an ass, to poignant speeches of the young Athenians, fleeing from their parents and trying to deal with the fantastic creatures that they encounter in the woods while trying to come to terms with one another. One of the most poignant passages, and most important in terms of both its..."
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