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Reducing Shakespeare's characters to six words.

BY MotorCityMich on May 27, 2020
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After a little email from Larry last week, I got to thinking about how I could do a different type of Six-Word Memoir activity with my students. Normally I use them in my creative writing class, but because of, you know, the pandemic, I didn't get to do so this year.

Instead I have decided to use them with Romeo and Juliet for my 9th graders. They're going to write a SWM for the characters in the play. I want them to get to the "essence" of the character, and I had a ball coming up with examples for them. I will include some of mine, but I'd love to see what my fellow Sixers come up with as well!

Romeo: (should have listened to the friar)


Juliet: (Plan B always involves a dagger)


Friar Laurence: (I was only trying to help)


Benvolio: (I make dry toast seem spicy)


Mercutio: (The biggest laughs are all mine)


Tybalt: (Prince of Cats lost 9th life)


Lord Capulet: (Gotta learn to control my temper)


Nurse: (Inappropriate jokes are appropriate to me)

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