Every Man in His Humour

by

Ben Jonson

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Poetry

Poetry occupies an important role in the play. Firstly, Old Knowell worries that his son, Edward Knowell, is too invested in “idle poetry.” Master Matthew, an urban fool, constantly tries to impress people…

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Swords

In Elizabethan London, it was not uncommon for men to carry swords or daggers; accordingly, there’s quite a few mentions of them in Every Man in his Humour. When Master Matthew calls on Captain

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