The Seven Ages - By William Shakespeare

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The PPT is about the poem Seven ages by William Shakespeare. Inside the PPT you can find the poem, about the poet, origin of the poem, Poetic devices used in the poem. CBSE Project or Assignment

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The Seven Ages - By William Shakespeare

  1. 1. THE SEVEN AGES BY- WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE DONE BY: VIVEK – OAKRIDGE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL - NEWTON CAMPUS
  2. 2. The Poem – Seven Ages And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts, is acts being seven ages. At first the infant, Mewling and puking in the nurse’s arms; And then the whining schoolboy, with his satchel And shining morning face, creeping like snail Unwillingly to school. And then the lover, Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad
  3. 3. The Poem – Seven Ages Made to his mistress’ eyebrow.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. And then the justice, In fair round belly with good capon lined, With eyes severe and beard of formal cut, Full of wise saws and modern instances; And so he plays his part.The sixth age shifts
  4. 4. The Poem – Seven Ages Into the lean and skippered pantaloon, With spectacles on nose and pouch on side; His youthful hose, well saved, a world too wide For his shrunk shank; and his big manly voice, Turning again toward childish treble, pipes And whistles in his sound. Last scene of all, That ends this strange eventful history, Is second childishness and mere oblivion, Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.
  5. 5. Origin of the Poem  The Seven Ages of Man’ is taken fromWilliam Shakespeare’s famous play, ‘AsYou Like It’ describes the seven phases in a man’s life-from childhood to old age.The world is but a global stage and all men and women presented here are mere puppets in the hands of destiny. Just like the infrastructures of a stage, the world has its own entrances and exits. Every man in his full lifetime has many parts to play. His total number of acts in his lifetime is the seven ages.
  6. 6. William Shakespeare
  7. 7. About the Poet  William Shakespeare (baptized 26 April 1564; died 23 April 1616)was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His surviving works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38 plays,154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.

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