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The Seven Ages of Man
Transcript of The Seven Ages of Man
of formal cut,"
in the nurse’s arms;"
"Mewling and puking in the nurse's arms."
"With eyes severe and beard of formal cut,"
April 26, 1564- April 23, 1616
Poet & Play Writer
"Greatest writer in English language"
Seven Ages of Man
As You Like It,
Act II Scene VII
Spoken by character, Jacques
Theme: A person's lifespan is ratified as seven stages in a play.
"For his shrunk shank"
The helpless infant
The whining schoolboy
The emotional lover
The devoted soldier
The wise judge
The clueless old man
Play compared to Life
"And all the men and women merely
"In fair round belly with good capon lined,"
"Creeping like snail / Unwillingly to School"
"And then the lover, / Sighing like a furnace,"
"and bearded like the pard,"
"Even in the cannon's mouth."