William Shakespeare's Use of Language to Invoke Imagination Essay

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William Shakespeare's Use of Language to Invoke Imagination The English language is a way to write and speak that helps us see a motive or point in a piece of writing. Depending what style an author uses, whether if it tells the detail of a situation or descriptive of an object, the author tries to "paint" a picture into the reader’s mind that may seem imaginative, analytic, expressive, or judgmental. Writing styles that involve imagination or a hyperbolic phrase is the best way to develop that image. The brush that most imaginatively paints the color on to the paper is the figurative language. Figurative language stimulates the reader’s imagination since authors explain details so that one subject can be compared to another.…show more content…
This quote actually gives one an idea of Iago’s image that he is trying to plant into Brabantio’s mind because the fact that Othello is a moor, instead of using officious language, which could be dry and wasteful to read. In the duration of Iago’s plan for Othello’s downfall, Othello accuses Desdemona of having an affair with Cassio and says "Was this fair paper, the most goodly book, made to write "whore" upon? …O thou public commoner." (IV.2.81) Fair paper, being the metaphor used to describe Desdemona, is a good way of saying clean or pure, but Othello then adds his remarks of the word "whore" being written upon her, which emphasizes the disappointment he feels about Desdemona’s reputation as a pure woman, and the question of her being faithful to her true love. Having such quotes of this nature makes reading an adventure since it forces the reader to apply the characteristics of one familiar object, for instance: a sheep to Desdemona. Officious, existing as a dull, worthless language puts readers into a different mood. Reading an excerpt or even a page full of Officious "bull" is meaningless to an anxious/active reader. Maybe that’s why we’re tired of politicians? Officious language tells a character’s point, but does not give it right away. It takes forever to find the meaning of an entire paragraph. Sounds like your long winded grandfather? Iago, being a good example speaking in officious terms, he says "Farewell, for I must leave you … so,

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