Use this paper to analyze the opening Chorus prologue ("O for a muse of fire...") in Henry V in greater detail. Give specific examples from the prologue to show how Shakespeare uses language, imagery, and rhythm to set the scene for the play that is about to begin.
Name: Institution: Date: Course: Introduction Fire is one of man`s greatest invention. Shakespeare`s use of fire in this literary piece is symbolic. The invention of fire opens up a whole new world of possibility and a way to conquer new frontiers. As shown on how Shakespeare uses language, imagery, and rhythm in the Henry V prologue. The author captures the imagination of the audience to bring the whole world of play on the stage and liven the act into reality. In doing so, he takes the audience to travel a journey of history with him on the play as actual occurrences take place on the stage which is limited in space but the play is rich in content. The prologue keeps the audience informed of Henry`s circumstances and decisions that force him to invade France and the aftermath in the status quo; the well-planned war has taken a lot in preparation and for France the act of war triggers the desire to eliminate Henry in a well-orchestrated conspiracy. The prologue therefore, sets the time, place for the drama and stirs excitement and imagination. In this article, a deep analysis of language, imagery and rhythm are descr