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Write a short note in the style of the mock-wooing of Rosaline and Orlando in "As...

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valu | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted May 29, 2008 at 9:28 AM via web

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Write a short note in the style of the mock-wooing of Rosaline and Orlando in "As You Like It".

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sullymonster | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted July 1, 2008 at 12:11 AM (Answer #1)

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Here is the poem from Act III, scene ii of the play, written by Orlando to Rosalind:

  • 'From the east to western Ind,
    No jewel is like Rosalind.
    Her worth, being mounted on the wind,
    Through all the world bears Rosalind.
    All the pictures fairest lin'd
    Are but black to Rosalind.
    Let no face be kept in mind
    But the fair of Rosalind.'

The style is a series of couplets, meaning two lines together with rhyming last syllables.  The style also uses the repetition of the name "Rosalind" in it.  The poem consists of 4 couplets, or 8 lines total.  An example of one couplet might be:

Oh, she is so kind/that pretty little Rosalind

Orlando is impressed by Rosalind's beauty, her virtuous behavior, her strong sense of justice, and her compassion.  Using those traits, and the rhyming pattern, you should be able to come up with a similar poem.

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