All the world's a stage And all the men and women merely players:

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#1

All the world’s a stage
And all the men and women merely players: They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts, His acts being seven ages.
(a) All the world’s a stage’ is an extended metaphor for …
(b) Exits and entrances refer to…
© The seven roles that a man plays in the poem correspond to…


#2

(a) the life of a man that comes to an end
(b) death and birth respectively
© the seven chronological ages in life