one of the coolest and most game-changing things i’ve learned in school so far this year is that, in shakespeare, when a character is speaking in iambic pentameter verse, and a line has more or less than ten syllables, the character is lying or intentionally telling partial truth.
how was i not taught this before now??? this seems like a pretty important aspect of reading and interpreting shakespeare’s writing???? but also it’s a super cool thing??? that’s all??????