He was very fond of his pet words, some of which might seem oddly useless to some readers UNLESS scansion is considered. Specifically, "doth," "did," and "most" crop up with astounding frequency when one would least expect them. Consider (all the lines below are from "MacBeth," but the same thing happens in all his plays):
Whose horrid image doth unfix my hair
Which fate and metaphysical aid doth seem/To have thee crown'd withal.
Perchance even there where I did find my doubts.
As I did stand my watch upon the hill,
Most sacrilegious murder hath broke open
And question this most bloody piece of work,
Of the most pious Edward with such grace
No; they were well at peace when I did leave 'em.
And so forth. My question is:
"Is it just me," or did Shaky put in all those doths and dids and mosts just to make those lines scan?