NCERT Solutions for Class 9th: Ch 10 The Seven Ages Literature Reader English
3. On the basis of your understanding of the poem, answer the following questions by ticking the correct choice
(iv) Life of man that comes to an end
(i) Birth and death
(i) chronological age in life
|sentimental, unhappy, poetic,|
quarrelsome, short tempered,
foolishly looking for glory and
fame in the jaws of death
Wise, mature, authoritative, responsible
getting weak and lean due to
failing health, loss of manly
Extreme Old Age
The quoted lines are from the poem “The Seven Ages” by William Shakespeare. The poet has compared the world to a stage and men and women with actors.All men and women appear on the stage of the world to play various roles. They are just stage artists. Their birth marks their appearance on the stage and death
denotes their departure.
The lines are taken from the poem “The Seven Ages” by William Shakespeare. With the help of a simile, the poet explains that on attaining adolescence, men fall in love. The passion of love becomes active like heat generated in a furnace. However, this surging passion also declines after crossing a certain point of time. In this line, the poet hints at momentary nature of human affairs.
The quoted lines are from the poem “The Seven Ages” by William Shakespeare.
All the world's a stage
men and women merely players
Creeping like snail
sighing like a furnace
a bearded pard
big manly voice
According to me school boy comparison is really interesting one. Here, poet shows a boy carrying a schoolbag but at the same time walking slowly towards school. He don't want to go to school. This phase common in these days.
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