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1 SUBJECT- ENGLISHCLASS- IX SECTION -B TOPIC-POEM THE SEVEN AGES - by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE PREPARED BY- KRISHNA KUMARI RANA TGT (ENGLISH)
2 ABOUT THE POETWILLIAM SHAKESPEAREDate of Birth-April 23, 1564 at Stratford-upon-AvonDate of Death-1616He is considered by many to be the greatest dramatist of all time.Shakespeare used poetic and dramatic means to create unified aesthetic effects. In verse he perfected the dramatic blank verse. He wrote a book of 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems and about three dozen plays.
3 ABOUT THE POEM ‘The Seven Ages’ is actually one of the many speeches of a melancholy characterJaques,in Shakespeare’s play ‘As You Like It’.The poet compares this world to a stageof a theatre and all its men and women to actor and actresses.They take birth,play seven different rolesand die.ABOUT THE POEM
4 The seven stages of man’s life are:- First stage- an infant Second stage- school boyThird stage- loverFourth stage- soldierFiftg stage justiceSixth stage-old ‘pantaloon’Seventh stage - second childishness
6 The poem is written in free verse ;so it has no rhyming scheme. LITERARY DEVICESSimilecreeping like snail Sighing like furnace,bearded like the pard, metaphorbubble reputationAlliterationa world too wideFor his shrunk shank,RepetitionSans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything
7 All the world’s a stage And all the men and women merely players : They have their exits and their entrances ; And one man in his time plays many parts, His acts being seven ages.
8 Questions1.What is the poetic device used in the first line ? What has the world been compared to ? 3. ‘All the men and women merely players’ What does it mean ? 4. “ In his time” What does it mean ? 5. What does “exits and entrances” refer to ?
9 Word Meaning At first the infant, Mewling and puking in the nurse’s arms.Then the whining schoolboy, with his satchelAnd shining morning face, creeping like snail.Word Meaningmewling cryingpuking being sick, vomitingsatchel a small bagwhining crying loudly
10 What are the characteristics of the first stage of human life ? QUESTIONSQuestionsWhat are the characteristics of the first stage of human life ?Why does the schoolboy have a shining face ?Why is he creeping like a snail ?Why is he whining ?
11 Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad And then the lover,Sighing like furnace, with a woeful balladMade to his mistress’ eyebrow.Word Meaningwoeful very sadsighing taking deep breath
12 QUESTIONSWhich poetic device is used in the second line of this stanza ?What is the lover compared to and why ?Why is the lover’s ballad described as ‘woeful’ ?
13 Then a soldier.Full of strange oaths, and bearded like a pard,Jealous in honour, and sudden and quick in quarrel,Seeking the bubble reputationEven in the cannon’s mouth.Word Meaningoath promisespard leopardcannon a big gunbubble reputation short lived fame
14 Then a soldier.Full of strange oaths, and bearded like a pard,Jealous in honour, and sudden and quick in quarrel,Seeking the bubble reputationEven in the cannon’s mouth.Word Meaningoath promisespard leopardcannon a big gunbubble reputation short lived fame
15 To which stage of life does the soldier belong to ? What makes the soldier and a pard look alike ?What is the pard a symbol of ?What poetic device is used in the fourth line of this stanza ?What poetic device used in the second line of this stanza ?Why does the reputation has been described as bubble ?QUESTIONS
16 And then the justice,In fair round belly with good capon lined,With eyes severe and beard of formal cut,Full of wise saws a modern instances;And so he plays his part.Word Meaningcapon big and fat male chickenjustice judgesaws sayings
17 QUESTIONSa) What does ‘fair and round belly’ indicate ?b) What does the justice do to show his wisdom ?c) What are the characteristics of a justice’s stage ?
18 The sixth age shiftsInto the lean and slippered pantaloon,With spectacles on nose and pouch on side,His youthful hose, well saved, a world too wideFor his shrunk shank; and his big mainly voice,Turning again toward childish treble, pipesAnd whistles in his sound.
19 Word Meaningslippered wearing slipperspantaloon a funny old manpouch a soft fold of loose skinthat hangs downhose tight fitting leg coveringsshank leg from knee to ankletreble high voice
20 QUESTIONSa) What does ‘slippered pantaloon’ indicate ? b) What does ‘youthful hose’ refers to ?c) What are the characteristics related to this stage of life ?
21 Last scene of all,That ends this strange eventful history,Is second childishness and mere oblivion,Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.word Meaningoblivion forgetfulsans without
22 QUESTIONSWhat does ‘strange and eventful’ history refer to ?What has the last stage of human life been called?Explain the characteristics related to this stage of life ?What does the last line of the stanza highlight about man ?
23 MESSAGE The poem is a cynical comment on the transitoriness(short- livedness) of life and holds out avery significant lesson that weshould live our different parts oflife as well as we can in order to live asuccessful life.We should alsoaccept death as the ultimate reality of life.
24 HOME ASSIGNMENT &PROJECT Write the meaning of new words .Frame questions stanzawise and write their answers in short.Find out the literary words used in the poem.PROJECTPrepare ppt of this poem in groups(4-5 students in each group.