What feelings do you think Shakespeare was trying to create through his use of diction, imagery, and detail in the first sentence of Richard III?
Now is the winter of our discontent
Made glorious summer by this sun of York;
And all the clouds that lour'd upon our house
In the deep bosom of the ocean buried.
I think he was trying to create the following feelings:
Awe (for the profound language)
Curiosity (how can winter be made summer)
Anticipation (acute listeners will hear the pun of "sun")
And a kind of majesty, from the cadence.