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What does 'entrances and exits' mean in the seven ages of man speech?
"They have their entrances and their exits". When actors come onto the stage so the audience can see them, it is called an entrance; when they leave the stage it is an exit. (We use the same words to describe a way in and a way out as well). Jaques is comparing the life of a person to a performance by an actor ("All the men and women merely players"), and as an actor has an entrance onto the stage, so people have an entrance into their lives: they are born. Just as an actor has an exit, so do people: they die.
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Janus, after whom January is named.
entrances means the birth taken on the earth and exits means dying after taking birth.
"creeping like snail", "sighing like furnace", and "bearded like the pard".
What do you mean by this lines all men and women are merely players they have their exits and their their entrances?
The players here means like those players in theatres, and they are comparing the people to the players. So when they have their entrances, they means that they are born… in the earth and when they have their exists, they are dying and leaving the earth. Which also means that the players would comeback to the earth, just like when they comeback to the stage.
It is from the comedy As You Like It.
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"Sighing like furnace" ," bearded like the pard"," creeping like snail" the figure of speech in these lines is simile as the poet has used the word like for comparison. "all …the men and women merely players", the figure of speech in this is metaphor as the poet did not use any words to compare the men and women and just tell that they are the actors
Picture the doorway of your classroom. If you leave the hall ( exit) you enter the classroom and if you leave the classroom you enter the hallway( entrance). It means that the…re are always possibilities! If you exit a relationship, it's now possible to enter a new one.
the themes of the poem the seven ages of man are life, the cycle of life
"the bubble reputation", "the cannon's mouth", "with good capon lin'd".
Exit - Death. Entrances - Life. Or the beginning and end of different stages of their life
Basically, Shakespeare is comparing life to a stage (acting). For more details, please visit the Related Link.
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