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The Seven Ages of Man

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Mark Martinez

on 31 January 2014

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Transcript of The Seven Ages of Man

The Seven Ages of Man
Assonance
"With eyes
severe
and
beard
of formal cut,"
"
Mewling
and
puking
in the nurse’s arms;"
Imagery
"Mewling and puking in the nurse's arms."
"With eyes severe and beard of formal cut,"
Poetic Devices
Assonance
Alliteration
Imagery

William Shakespeare
April 26, 1564- April 23, 1616
Poet & Play Writer
"Greatest writer in English language"
Seven Ages of Man
Excerpt from
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.
Alliteration
"For his shrunk shank"
Figurative Language
Analogy
Metaphors
Similes
Personification
Analogy
The helpless infant
The whining schoolboy
The emotional lover
The devoted soldier
The wise judge
The clueless old man
The corpse

Play compared to Life
Metaphors
"And all the men and women merely
players"
"In fair round belly with good capon lined,"
Similes
"Creeping like snail / Unwillingly to School"
"And then the lover, / Sighing like a furnace,"
"and bearded like the pard,"
Personification
"Even in the cannon's mouth."
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