• Fatbardha Doko Faculty of Philology. Department of English Language and Literature State University of Tetovo, North Macedonia


Reflection, Shakespeare, Figures, Plays, Language, English.


William Shakespeare, the pioneer of the English literary world, is a universally famous dramatist whose creations and literary contributions became more popular in the Elizabethan period than in the Jacobean age. Shakespeare has written thirty-seven plays in his lifetime. Not only did he enrich the field of literature by using different literary figures, but he also contributed a lot to the development of the English language. His vocabulary was abundant, and through the creation, fusion, and incorporation of new terms into the English of that era, he breathed fresh vitality into the language, catalyzing its evolution and development, leading to the unmistakable designation of Shakespearean English. His plays are very vivid as far as the literary figures are concerned; there are many metaphors, many examples of imagery, and many examples of dramatic irony. Masterfully written monologues and soliloquies incorporate all these figures, but they don't end there. Our students reflect on the revealed personalities of the characters in these monologues and soliloquies. Shakespeare mastered his use of blank verse. Nevertheless, Shakespeare created unforgettable and powerful characters, interesting and attractive themes, and interesting plots. Shakespeare's plays, from his life to the present, depict the atmosphere, language, theme, characters, and construction of every age, especially incorporating modern elements. In fact, using the above features has made Shakespeare universal and appealing for all ages.


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How to Cite

Doko, F. (2024). AN EXAMINATION AND EVALUATION OF SHAKESPEARE’S STYLISTIC FIGURES THROUGH THE LENSE OF REFLECTION. ANGLISTICUM. Journal of the Association-Institute for English Language and American Studies, 13(2), 31–38. Retrieved from



Volume 13, No. 2, May 2024