Friday, October 12, 2012

As You Like It - All the World's a Stage

This Shakespeare poem is very thought-provoking. It presents life from a different view: a stage where each human is an actor with a role to play. Shakespeare outlines here that several "actors" have to adopt many roles throughout their lives - examples including infant, schoolboy and soldier. I have identified several metaphors in the poem through self-monitoring and have noticed that these metaphors create a philosophical literary "atmosphere" for the piece. I was able to visualise the happenings of the poem as they were so intricately described with the frequent use of adjectives. This poem is very innocent yet quite different from Shakespeare's other poems, causing me to look forward to reading more Shakespeare poems.

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