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16.All the World’s a Stage
– William Shakespere
Q.1. What’s the meaning of the word ‘players’ in the poem? Explain in your own words.
Ans. The word ‘players’ in the poem mean ‘actors’. As the actors play their parts on a dramatic/ theatrical stage, in the same manner, human being play their different roles in different ages of their lives.
Q.2.Why does the poet compare the school boy to a snail?
Ans. A snail is a type of small soft animal usually with a hard round shell on its back, which moves very slowly. The school boy is also soft and delicate. He has to carry his satchel to school. He is not willing to go to school. Therefore, He walks slowly like a snail. Therefore, the school boy is compared to a snail.
Q.3. why does the poet call man’s last age as ‘Second childishness and mere oblivion “?
Ans. The old man becomes lean and weak. His manly voice gushes out like a whistle. He starts lisping. He becomes childish and forgetful. He loses all his senses. He loses his digestive power but longs for youthful items. His memory too fails. His tastes and demands also become childish.
Q.4.Shakespere was a versatile genius .Justify.
Ans. Shakespeare wrote tragedies , comedies , tragicomedies , poems and sonnets. He was not of an age but of all times. . He was not a man but a phenomenon . He was not an imitator but an instrument of nature. Nature spoke through him. He was ever fresh. He dealt with the entire length and breadth of human life and character in all its complexity and variety of individual scenes was beyond question . He had a keen insight into human nature. He was the master of human psychology.
16.All the World’s a Stage – William Shakespere