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Language Questions / Re: ---- play written entirely in rhymes
« Last post by Bertha on September 09, 2020, 11:59:53 am »
The Greeks wrote in poetic structure as found in their plays and epic narratives (think Homer).  As Britta pointed out, much of ancient and medieval narratives were oral which incorporated poetic structure, especially rhyme.  Later times, the Arthurian legends which were passed from oral to written form, for example, were the same. I can think of Chaucer's works such as The Canterbury Tales and John Milton's Paradise Lost during the Middle Ages.  Many French playwrights employed poetics in their works, and then we have Shakespeare who inserted some elements of poetic structure such as a rhyme scheme for certain characters. 

You might find this page informative: https://www.masterclass.com/articles/what-is-a-narrative-poem-3-different-types-of-narrative-poems-with-poetry-examples#what-is-a-narrative-poem
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Language Questions / Re: Does this sound natural?
« Last post by admin on September 09, 2020, 09:19:05 am »
Yes. But I would prefer: We need to find  ways for people to coexist with nature.
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Language Questions / Re: ---- play written entirely in rhymes
« Last post by Britta on September 09, 2020, 07:29:07 am »
Medieval "literature" was usually in rhymes because it was distributed oral, not written: Beowulf, Percival etc.
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Language Questions / Does this sound natural?
« Last post by beautyhero922 on September 09, 2020, 06:45:33 am »
Do you think the sentence below sounds natural?

"We need to find  ways of people coexisting with nature.

Thanks in advance.
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Language Questions / ---- play written entirely in rhymes
« Last post by t k on September 09, 2020, 06:01:55 am »
I found that Le Misanthrope by Moli?re is a play written entirely in rhymes as you can see here.  The rhymes even stradle across the dialogues of different persons.  I checked Shakespeare but haven't found any, nor in Google searches.  Are there, other than poetry, any literary works that insist upon rhymes?  Thanks.  --- tk
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Language Questions / Re: All fine?
« Last post by Nananara on September 09, 2020, 01:43:17 am »
Thank you so much.
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Language Questions / Re: Or is it? or Or isn't it?
« Last post by lee.ck on September 09, 2020, 12:56:53 am »
Thank you very much, Duncan. I read the passage again and got it completely.
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Language Questions / Re: we knew not
« Last post by admin on September 08, 2020, 07:00:06 pm »
Yes - but they needs punctuation. I would use a - either side of the "we knew not..." phrase. He could have written one or two books: but probably more.
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Language Questions / Re: Or is it? or Or isn't it?
« Last post by admin on September 08, 2020, 06:58:29 pm »
No. It means or is it (really) mysterious.
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Language Questions / Re: there was this man
« Last post by admin on September 08, 2020, 06:57:42 pm »
Yes and yes. c is a little long winded though.
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