The Cycle Of Life In William Shakespeare's 'The Road Not Taken'

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The poem was written between 1564 and 1616. William Shakespeare was one of the most influential authors of all time. He wrote thirty-eight plays, one hundred and fifty four sonnets and two epic poems. Shakespeare was born in 1564 in Stafford. He got married when he was eighteen and he got a child immediately after his marriage, he later got two other children. This poem speaks about life as if it’s a game and the different stages of a man in this game. The main idea that the author is trying to convey is the different levels of the cycle of life. This poem talks about the human life cycle. The main theme of this poem is the seven different life process that a person faces, “his acts being seven ages” (Shakespeare, William, 794, literature). William Shakespeare shows life as if it is drama and the different stages in life are different actors who are acting in this play. ”All the worlds a stage, and all the men and women merely players” (Shakespeare, William, 794, literature). This poem is quiet similar to a previous poem which we studied ‘The Road Not Taken’. It can be compared to this poem because both of the poets spoke about the different journeys in life.…show more content…
“And one man is his time plays many parts, He acts being seven stages” (Shakespeare, William, 794, literature). The main occasion that this poem was written was because of one of Shakespeare’s plays. This play was called “As you like it”. There was a character called Jaques this character had to begin his monologue using this poem. “Jaques: All the world’s a stage” (Shakespeare, William, 794, Literature). This poem was addressed mainly from Jaques to the audience or the readers of the
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