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An Advance Dictionary: Shakespearean Terms

An Advance Dictionary: Shakespearean Terms

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A total of 15,000 different words were used in his plays and a further 7000 were used in his poems and sonnets. This gave him a vocabulary of 21,000 words when the average vocabulary of the day in Stratford, England, was less than 500. Even by today's standards, the most celebrated authors do not exceed an average of 7500 words (The poet, John Milton was an exception

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A total of 15,000 different words were used in his plays and a further 7000 were used in his poems and sonnets. This gave him a vocabulary of 21,000 words when the average vocabulary of the day in Stratford, England, was less than 500. Even by today's standards, the most celebrated authors do not exceed an average of 7500 words (The poet, John Milton was an exception and his totaled about 8000) and the average English speaking person only has about 2,000 words in their vocabulary. For a person with a University degree this range in vocabulary would rise to about 3000 to 4000.

This is the only dictionary which has been composed in such a simple way that even a layman can easily find the meaning of any Shakespearean term.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781105118029
Publisher:
Lulu.com
Publication date:
01/10/2013
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LULU PRESS
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
381 KB

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