Procession_of_Characters_from_Shakespeare's_Plays_-_Google_Art_Project

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Beatrice closes Act 3 scene 1 of Much Ado About Nothing, speaking a sonnet. Shakespeare occasionally used sonnets in his plays, for example, in Romeo and Juliet and Richard III, which were examined in previous essays. He didn't insert these sonnets arbitrarily. He intended to achieve particular effects, which is clearly the case with Beatrice's sonnet...
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