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2 Introducing the Poem Literary Focus: Extended Metaphor The Seven Ages of Man by William Shakespeare Feature Menu

3 The Seven Ages of Man by William Shakespeare

4 Is living most like walking through passages? going on a voyage? Or, like playing parts in a play? The Seven Ages of Man Introducing the Poem

5 In these lines from Shakespeares comedy As You Like It, Shakespeare compares the world to a stage, people to actors, and their lives to roles in a play. [End of Section] The Seven Ages of Man Introducing the Poem In the play, Jaques speaks these lines as a monologuea long speech delivered by a single character. Here the lines are presented as a poem.

6 A metaphor is a figure of speech that makes a comparison between two unlike things, in which one thing becomes another thing without the use of the word like, as, than, or resembles. The dawn of day the opening lineis The Seven Ages of Man Literary Focus: Extended Metaphor of an unwritten book.

7 And sunset An extended metaphor is a comparison developed over several lines of writing. The hours of climbing sun The Seven Ages of Man Literary Focus: Extended Metaphor are paragraphs seeking their conclusion; the final page of day.is [End of Section]

8 Make the Connection [End of Section] The Seven Ages of Man Quickwrite Seven actsthats how long this poet imagines the play of your life is going to be. According to Jaques (pronounced JAH kweezh), a character in Shakespeares comedy As You Like It, youre now in the middle of the second act of your life. Before you read what he predicts about the rest of your life, try to second-guess him. Write down what you think are the seven stages of a persons life.

9 Meet the Writer

10 More About the Writer [End of Section] Most of what we know about William Shakespeares life comes from official documents and from the comments of his contemporaries. According to the parish register, Shakespeare was baptized at the Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-upon- Avon on April 26, His father, John Shakespeare, was a wool dealer, glove maker, and town official. His mother was an heiress from a family of high social standing. The Seven Ages of Man Meet the Writer


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