Presentation on theme: "Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day, To the last syllable of recorded time; And all our yesterdays have lighted."— Presentation transcript:
Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day, To the last syllable of recorded time; And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle! Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player That struts and frets his hour upon the stage And then is heard no more. It is a tale Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury Signifying nothing. THE SHAKESPEARE ALLUSION
Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Charles Sheffield Charles Sheffield " Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow" by Kurt Vonnegut Kurt Vonnegut All My Yesterdays by Cecil Lewis Cecil Lewis Brief candles by Aldous Huxley Aldous Huxley The Sound and the Furyby William Faulkner William Faulkner The Way to Dusty Death by Alistair MacLean Alistair MacLean A Light for Fools by Natalia Ginzburg Natalia Ginzburg TITLE AND ALLUSIONS
O Me! O Life! By Walt Whitman Oh me! Oh life! of the questions of these recurring, Of the endless trains of the faithless, of cities fill’d with the foolish, Of myself forever reproaching myself, (for who more foolish than I, and who more faithless?) Of eyes that vainly crave the light, of the objects mean, of the struggle ever renew’d, Of the poor results of all, of the plodding and sordid crowds I see around me, Of the empty and useless years of the rest, with the rest me intertwined, The question, O me! so sad, recurring—What good amid these, O me, O life? Answer. That you are here—that life exists and identity, That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse. ALL THE WORLD’S A STAGE
What do you want to do with your life? What do you want to contribute to this world? How do you want to leave your mark, be remembered? What will your verse be? WRITE! WHAT WILL YOUR VERSE BE?