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The Seven Ages of Man

Presentation about Shakespeare's dramatic monologue The Seven Ages of Man

Evelyn Hart

on 8 February 2013

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Transcript of The Seven Ages of Man

ANTICIPATION ACTIVITY LIST ALL the THINGS you FEEL like YOU ARE in CONTROL of in YOUR LIFE. (1 minute) Anticipation Writing Activity Where do YOU see YOURSELF in FIVE years?
In 10 years? In 15 years? What choices will you have to make to achieve these GOALS?

(YOU must answer in at least
FIVE COMPLETE sentences!) Do YOU set YOUR OWN course? If LIFE is a JOURNEY, then WHO's driving?

Do YOU make YOUR OWN choices about where to turn and how far to drive?

Do you feel you're FOLLOWING a course SET by SOMEONE ELSE? Literary Focus: Dramatic Monologue Vocabulary Expansion
Shakespeare's The Seven Ages of Man The Seven Ages of Man
By William Shakespeare ARE YOU IN CHARGE OF YOUR OWN DESTINY? LIST ALL the THINGS you FEEL like OTHERS CONTROL in YOUR LIFE. (1 minute) SHARE! What are the SEVEN AGES of MAN? "Mewling and puking in the nurse's arms." (line 6) INFANT LOVER "Then the whining schoolboy, with his satchel and shining morning face, creeping like snail unwillingly to school." (lines 7-9) "And then the lover, sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad made to his mistress' eyebrow." (lines 9-11) SCHOOLBOY "Then a soldier full of strange oaths and bearded like the pard, jealous in honor, sudden and quick in quarrel, seeking the bubble reputation even in the cannon's mouth." (lines 11-15) SOLDIER "And then the justice, in fair round belly with good capon lin'd, with eyes severe and beard of formal cut, full of wise saws and modern instances; and so he plays his part." (lines 15-19) JUSTICE "The sixth age shifts into the lean pantaloon, with spectacles on nose and pouch on side; his youthful hose, well sav'd, a world too wide for his shrunk shank, and his big manly voice; turning again toward childish treble, pipes and whistles in his sound. (lines 19-25) PANTALOON What do BABIES do? What do school-age children experience? What are the characteristics of a LOVER? What is a soldier like? What do "WISE" adults do? What happens to a man after his prime? "Last scene of all, that ends this strange eventful history, is second childishness and mere oblivion, sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything." (lines 25-28) What happens when we get OLD? SECOND

1. Be assigned a STAGE from the poem.
2. Discuss the characteristics and qualities that make up YOUR ASSIGNED STAGE.
3. Create a POSTER that lists the STAGE, the LINES from the poem that pertains to the STAGE, the qualities/characteristics of the STAGE and AT LEAST 2 PICTURES that depict the stage.
4. Be prepared to discuss your POSTER with the class.

Summarize -

CRAFT - WRITING ACTIVITY! What stage of the poem pertains to you? What stage would you like to belong in? Why? EXPLAIN! (You must answer in at least FIVE COMPLETE SENTENCES.) The Seven Ages of Man QUIZ Fill in YOUR CHART!
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