Shakespeare’s Language

Study Guides

These Study Guides may help you focus your attention on how Shakespeare’s plays work and encourage you to pay attention to details you might otherwise not notice.

Sources and Adaptations



  • Sample Essay
    This essay is adapted from Poems, Poets, Poetry: An Introduction and Anthology 2nd edition by Helen Vendler (Bedford, 2002) pages 312-13.
  • Sample Works Cited Page
    This sample Works Cited page demonstrates the correct format for several common types of sources.
  • A Sample Stylistic Analysis
    Russ McDonald’s analysis of a few lines from the beginning of Macbeth 2.1.


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