Repetition is a central part of poetry that adds to the
enjoyment of a poem. Words , phrases , or lines are repeated
to serve a purpose.
• Oh, her eyes, her eyes make the stars look like
they’re not shining.
Her hair, her hair, falls perfectly without her
• Last night I dreamt about chickens
They were playing on my pillows
They were nesting in my head
They were walking in my room
They were lying on my bed.
1.What compromises the seven ages of man or stages in life of
aStcacgoe rding to the poem?
1st The infant who is being carried by a nurse. The infant cries and vomits all the time.
2nd That infant grows into schoolboy , not willing to attend school which is the fourth
stage of man’s life.
3rd A lover who is lost in his thoughts of love . The lover writes poetry to his lady’s
4th As he grows older, he joins the army and becomes a soldier. He is physically fit and
aggressive , short-tempered and ambitious in nature.
5th Shows that with maturity and wisdom, the family man becomes a judge. He is fair,
healthy man full of wisdom. His look so authoritative and he advises people.
6th About the man who has grown old and is seen in a pantaloons and specatacles. His
7th Aaubtohuotr itthaeti vsee nvioleic me ahna sw ghroowlons ewse haiks atenedt hh i,s hvios icveis itorenm abnlde sh iass hheea rtianlkgs. .After this ,
the man part in the play ends and he exits from stages of his life forever.
2. Describe the school boy’s attitude towards school. How do
you feel about these pictures of childhood?
* Every person has indeed experienced this part in their lives
where it takes force for them just to go to school. As a student,
we also have experienced this stage as an unwilling student
that needs to be dragged to school everyday, and we can relate
to these particular pictures.
3. What is compared to the “stage” in the first two lines? How
are the two related?
* The word “stage” is compared to life and all the human beings
have their own life to portray.
4. In lines 13 & 14, what is compared to “reputation” ?
*In the line 13 & 14 the reputation is compared to the life of a
soldier and his/her attitude.
5. What other comparisons are used in the poem? Which are
examples of metaphor? Which are examples of simile?
All the world’s a stage Creeping like snail
And all men and women
are merely players
Sighing like furnace
Seeking the bubble
Bearded like the pard
Beard of formal cut
6. According to the speaker or “persona” in the poem, what
physical and mental changes take place as a man reaches the
sixth and seventh ages?
* As the man reaches the sixth and seventh ages or the worst
of all the stages , man loses his senses and strength and his life
truly becomes dependent to others. His memory becomes
7.Do you agree with the persona’s description of old age?why?
* Yes. I agree because in reality, that’s what really happens
when you grow old. You become visually impaired and aside
from that, sometimes you lose your memory.
8. What other acceptable descriptions of old age can you think
1. White Hair
4. Shrill Voice
5. Spindly legs
9. In the last line of the poem, the word SANS is repeated.
What do you think Is the purpose of repeating it four times?
* The poet’s purpose is to make it remarkable and one of the
poem that a reader can never forget by using or repeating
uncommon terms so that their words will always remain in the
10. Repetition is a central part of poetry that adds to the
enjoyment of a poem. Words , phrases , or lines are repeated to
serve a purpose. Poets often make sure their words stay in the
Does it help in the understanding of this poem’s meaning?
- Yes. Because it helps emphasize the emotion that the poet
want his readers to stress out.
Find other examples of repetition in the poem. List then.
11. What effect does the word it have in the description of the
last stage of man?
*Its as if its describing that in the last stage of man, its saying
that the man lost his senses.