Excerpts from and adaptations of "Twelfth Night"

How far would you go to be with the one you love? William Shakespeare explores this question in many of his plays, but in his comedy "Twelfth Night" he throws in the element of cross-dressing that creates a confusion of affections.

Here are all the word lists to support the reading of Grade 7 Unit 4's texts from SpringBoard's Common Core ELA series: Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, maggie and milly and molly and may, Mother to Son, Haikus, It Happened in Montgomery, Monologues, The Raven, Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf, Casey at the Bat, Outlaws and Highwaymen, The Highwayman, We Wear the Mask, Twelfth Night
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  1. surfeit
    indulge (one's appetite) to satiety
    If music be the food of love, play on;
    Give me excess of it, that surfeiting,
    The appetite may sicken, and so die.
  2. abatement
    an interruption in the intensity or amount of something
    But falls into abatement and low price
  3. conceal
    prevent from being seen or discovered
    Conceal me what I am, and be my aid
    For such disguise as haply shall become
    The form of my intent.
  4. access
    the right to enter
    Be not denied access, stand at her doors,
    And tell them, there thy fixed foot shall grow
    Till thou have audience.
  5. clamorous
    conspicuously and offensively loud
    Be clamorous and leap all civil bounds
    Rather than make unprofited return.
  6. discourse
    an extended communication dealing with some particular topic
    O, then unfold the passion of my love,
    Surprise her with discourse of my dear faith
  7. strife
    bitter conflict; heated or violent dissension
    I'll do my best
    To woo your lady:
    (Aside) yet, a barful strife!
    Whoe'er I woo, myself would be his wife.
  8. stealth
    avoiding detection by moving carefully
    Methinks I feel this youth's perfections
    With an invisible and subtle stealth
    To creep in at mine eyes.
  9. pang
    a mental pain or distress
    Say that some lady, as perhaps there is,
    Hath for your love as great a pang of heart
    As you have for Olivia
  10. grief
    something that causes great unhappiness
    She never told her love,
    But let concealment, like a worm i' the bud,
    Feed on her damask cheek: she pined in thought,
    Smiling at grief. Was not this love indeed?
  11. deplore
    express strong disapproval of
    And so adieu, good madam: never more
    Will I my master's tears to you deplore.
  12. dispute
    the act of coming into conflict
    For though my soul disputes well with my sense,
    That this may be some error, but no madness
  13. plight
    promise solemnly and formally
    Plight me the full assurance of your faith
  14. serviceable
    capable of being put to good use
    What would my lord, but that he may not have,
    Wherein Olivia may seem serviceable?
  15. fulsome
    unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating
    If it be aught to the old tune, my lord,
    It is as fat and fulsome to mine ear
    As howling after music.
  16. spite
    hurt the feelings of
    I'll sacrifice the lamb that I do love,
    To spite a raven's heart within a dove.
  17. jocund
    full of or showing high-spirited merriment
    And I, most jocund, apt, and willingly,
    To do you rest, a thousand deaths would die.
  18. dissemble
    hide under a false appearance
    O thou dissembling cub!
  19. usurp
    take the place of
    If nothing lets to make us happy both
    But this my masculine usurp'd attire
  20. betrothed
    pledged to be married
    You are betroth'd both to a maid and man.
Created on September 15, 2014 (updated September 15, 2014)

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