Dost thou comprehend me Sirrah?

Today we began reading Romeo & Juliet and learnt some words that would have been used in Shakespeare’s time. Here are some that the children should be able to define.

Doth, thou, wast, writ, beseech, alack and sirrah.

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There is an interesting PDF in the link below that describes how Shakespeare effectively used language in his plays and prose.

http://www.rsc.org.uk/education/resources/shakespeares-language.aspx