Last scene of all,
That ends this strange eventful history,Is second childishness and mere oblivion, Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything.
(a) Why is this stage called a ‘second childishness’?
(b) What is meant by ‘that ends this strange eventful history’?
© What is meant by the word, ‘oblivion’?
(a) What does the poet refer to as the ‘last scene’?
(b) How does the ‘eventful history’ get converted to ‘mere oblivion’?
© What does’sans’mean?
(a) Which is the last stage of all?
(b) What is the similarity between the first and the last stage of human life?
© Which word in this extract is the synonym of ‘without’?