Saturday, 21 December 2013


2 Marks

1)         Acquaint as with the Back ground of the poem.

2)         Tell us about the poetic devices used in the poem.

3)         Explain – “All the world’s a stage
            And all the men and women merely players.

4)         “They have their exits and their entrances”
            -Which poetic device has been used here?
            -What does the poet want to convey through this line?

5)         Acquaint us with the seven stages in brief.

6)         What does the poet reflect through the school boy?

7)         How does the poet portray through the character of the lover?

8)         How is the soldier different from the lover? What features do you find in the soldiers?

9)         How does Shakespeare portray the justice?

10)       Write down the characteristics of the Pantaloon.

11)       How is the last stage similar to the first one.

12)       What stage /stages according to you is/are irrelevant in this age?

13)       Evaluate Shakespeare in portraying human picture in the seven ages.

14)       Explain – “His youthful hose, well saved, a world too wide for his shrunk shank’

15)       Explain – “Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything”.

1 (one) mark 

1)         “That ends this strange eventful history.
            Is second childishness and mere oblivion.
            Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything”
            i) Why is it called ‘second childishness?

            ii) Give us the meanings of ‘sans’ and oblivion’

            iii) What do you understand by ‘strange eventful history’?

2)         “………………and his big no only voice
            Turning again toward childish treble, pipes
            And whistles in his sound.”

            i) Which stage is this ?

            ii) What information we get about ‘nose’?

            iii) What do you understand by “pouch”?

3)         “Full of wise saws and modern instances”

            i) Which stage does this statement belong to?

            ii) How is the physique of the person?

            iii) What do you understand by ‘capon  lined?”

4)         “……………seeking the bubble reputation
            Even in the cannon’s mouth.”

            i) Which stage does this statement belong to?

            ii) Which negative qualities do we find in this stage?

            iii) What is the reason of being bearded like a ‘pard’?

5)         “………….. with a woeful ballad
            Made to his mistress eyebrow.”

            i) Which stage does the statement belong to?

            ii) Why is the ballad woeful?

            iii) Why does the person sighs like a furnace? 


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