Compare The Image Of Magic In A Midsummer Night's Dream

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Kamille Kelley
K. Melancon
English II Honors
18 March 2013 Compare The Image Of Magic

In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, William Shakespeare shows his great writing skills involving metaphors, imagery, and magic. This essay is written to prove how great and affective thee three things are in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. In this play, the usage of metaphors. Imagery, and magic help readers better understand the writing. Shakespeare’s metaphors that were incorporated in the play were all used in an intellectual matter. The quote, “Now, fair Hippolyta, our nuptial hour,” (Shakespeare 2) was a metaphor used to help us get a better understanding of who Hippolyta is and how her personality is. There are many times in A Midsummer Night’s Dream where Shakespeare adds in a metaphor, or even a simile to help us understand what he is trying to say. Writers say, “Shakespeare often makes changes in the iambic rhythm of the line too, to gain a variety in effect and to match the sense.” ( Carter 1 ) There, they talk about Shakespeare’s way of writing and how affective his, Like, “Your eyes are loose-stars to she stars.” (Shakespeare 183) This is also a quote to show comparison between two things to better describe the content. Metaphors are always a good choice to chose if you were writing on your own, there for, it was a good idea for Shakespeare to use many metaphors in A Midsummer’s Night Dream. Also, incorporated in his writing style, William Shakespeare uses a lot of imagery in this play. An opinion states, “But to understand this dream-to have all its gay and soft harmonious colors impressed upon the vision.” This quote shows someone’s opinion on how using imagery is affective in a good way. For example, “The juice of it on sleeping eye lids laid.” (Act 2 scene 1) is an excerpt from A Midsummer Nights Dream that shows Shakespeare’s use of imagery is, another example from the play, “this old moon waries! She lingers my desires.” (line 4) This is a use of imagery that Shakespeare uses to help the readers better picture what the play is like while reading it. From an online source, another writer states, “Noone need expect that the beautiful influences of this drama can be truly felt when he is under the subjection of literal and prosid parts of our nature.” To one, this may show that in A Midsummer Night’ Dream, Shakespeare’s use of imagery is a great way to help readers better understand the story, and what it is like to be in it. The third and final aspect that Shakespeare uses in his play is magic. It is said that magic is an excellent way to draw readers