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A Midsummer Night's Dream


Author: Shakespeare

Nationality: British

Genre: Drama & Comedy

Written: @1595-1596


Characters

The Lovers

The Fairies

Others


Literary Terms

1) Theme: a) The course of true love never did run smooth.
b)Dreams vs. reality
2) External conflict: a) Helena & Demetrius
b)Lysander & Demetrius
c) Titania & Oberon

3) Malapropisms: used constantly by the working men; "I see a voice." "Ninny's tomb" "humble bee"

4) Setting: Athens; the palace of Theseus; the woods on a midsummer night

5) Symbolism: a) night b) the pansy c) donkey head d) the forest

6) Puns: a) lying/lie b)ace/ass c) die (dice)/die

7) Numerous similes, metaphors, allusions, alliteration throughout