Overview

Shakespeare is considered by many literary scholars to be the master at manipulating
language. Even centuries after his death, he sets a standard for rich writing that few, if any,
can match. Shakespeare uses a number of literary techniques to create complex language
that engages readers and layers meaning. Students will use this worksheet to explore how
Shakespeare uses wordplay, particularly puns, to add meaning and humor to A Midsummer
Night’s Dream
. They may work independently, in pairs, or as a class to complete this
worksheet.

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