"The Seven Ages of Man" 2.0
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by Susan Shires
| 6 Questions
Note from the author:
Update Shakespeare's poem "Seven Ages of Man" in a fun way.
Read Shakespeare's "Seven Ages of Man" below.

Read each question carefully and answer questions thoroughly and in complete sentences , where needed.
The Seven Ages of Man

1 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, 5 His 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, 10 Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad 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 15 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 20 Into the lean and slippered 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 25And 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.


1
2 pts
In the final line of the poem, what does "sans" mean?
2
3 pts
In the final line of the poem, what is the purpose of the use of repitition?
3
7 pts
What age range do you believe each stage represents? Be specific.
4
6 pts
Which literary devices are used in this poem?
I Other
B allusion
G Onomatapoeia
F Oxymoron
A personification
E repetition
D metaphor
H Imagery
C simile
5
2 pts
In what ways are we just "players" in this world?
6
80 pts
Your job is to take this poem to the next level. Modernize it. Shakespeare 20.0, so to speak.
Rewrite the poem based on one (1) of the options below:

a. "The Seven Ages of Women"
OR
b. "The Seven Ages of Adolescence"

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