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Stichomythia

Stichomythia is a formalized dialogue in short, alternating lines. Queen Gertrude: Hamlet, thou hast thy father much offended.  Hamlet: Mother, you have my father much offended.  Queen Gertrude: Come, come, you answer with an idle tongue.  Hamlet: Go, go, you question with a wicked tongue.” Hamlet 3.4.1

Ah, aunt, you wept not for our father’s death

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Boy, to Queen Elizabeth
Ah, aunt, you wept not for our father’s death.
How can we aid you with our kindred tears?
Daughter, to Queen Elizabeth
Our fatherless distress was left unmoaned.
Your widow-dolor likewise be unwept!

Alas, I am the mother of these griefs.

Queen Elizabeth
Give me no help in lamentation.
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Act 2
Scene 2
Line 64

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Now tell me, madam, do you love your children?

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King Edward
Now tell me, madam, do you love your children?
Lady Grey
Ay, full as dearly as I love myself.
Anadiplosis & EpistropheKing Edward
And would you not do much to do them good?
Lady Grey
To do them good I would sustain some harm.
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He will come straight

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Polonius
He will come straight. Look you lay home to him.
Tell him his pranks have been too broad to bear with
And that your Grace hath screened and stood between
Much heat and him. I’ll silence me even here.
Pray you, be round with him.
Hamlet, within
Mother, mother, mother!
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Act 3
Scene 4
Line 1

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