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Support the development of close reading skills with this worksheet composed of challenging questions designed to help high school students analyze Shakespeare’s classic tragedy Hamlet. With a focus on Act 4, scene 1, this resource saves teachers valuable time without sacrificing academic rigor. An answer key is provided. Materials are delivered as printable PDFs and Word Documents. More specifically, students will be able to:

  • Define complex words and phrases in context
  • Verify interpretations of words and phrases using reference materials such as a dictionary and thesaurus
  • Discern the tone of a given passage
  • Identify an example of figurative language and explain its effect
  • Apply knowledge of verbal irony, sibilance, personification, consonance, and inversion to the text
  • Isolate a factual statement about plot development from falsehoods
  • Analyze character actions and dialogue to discern character motivations
  • Analyze a character’s dialogue to discern what it suggests about their psychological state
  • Identify and explain Claudius’s dominant internal conflict
  • Cite textual evidence in support of claims and ideas