Question: What type of poem is As You Like It?

As You Like It is a pastoral comedy by William Shakespeare believed to have been written in 1599 and first published in the First Folio in 1623.

Is As You Like It a satire?

As You Like It is both a pastoral and a satire of the pastoral genre. As You Like It follows the conventions of the pastoral romance. It takes place in nature (in the Forest of Arden), it features shepherdesses and goatherds, and it offers a conventional love story. It shows pastoral life as appealing, if artificial.

What is the purpose of As You Like It?

As You Like It spoofs many of the conventions of poetry and literature dealing with love, such as the idea that love is a disease that brings suffering and torment to the lover, or the assumption that the male lover is the slave or servant of his mistress.

What is the setting in As You Like It?

The play has two principal settings: the court that Frederick has usurped from his brother, the rightful duke (known as Duke Senior), and the Forest of Arden, where the Duke and his followers (including the disgruntled Jaques) are living in exile.

What is the main conflict in As You Like It?

major conflict Rosalind and Orlando fall in love, but Rosalind is unjustly banished from Duke Fredericks court; Orlando is both denied his birthright by his jealous brother Oliver and forced to flee from the vindictive Duke Frederick.

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