han asked in Arts & HumanitiesPoetry · 2 months ago

What does "strut" and "fret" means?

In a poem written by William Shakespeare, it says "That struts and frets his hour upon the stage"

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  • 2 months ago
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    Strut means to walks stiffly and upright. Fret means to worry. Imagine a very worried person walking back and forth on a stage.  

    • Quentin
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      2 months agoReport

      As ever with S~ these are puns for parts of a guitar.

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  • 2 months ago

    hes upset and nervous about going on stage

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  • martin
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    2 months ago

    It means that sometimes people are proud and lively, but other times they are worried and introspective.

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  • Pearl
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    2 months ago

    that they get too nervous to get on stage before they do

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  • 2 months ago

    Strut implies swelling pride or pompousness; to strut is to walk with a stiff, pompous, seemingly affected or self-conscious gait: A turkey struts about the barnyard. Swagger implies a domineering, sometimes jaunty, superiority or challenge, and a self-important manner: to swagger down the street. And fret means anxious, being so anxious to something.

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