we Sans Teeth Sans Eyes (All The World's A Stage) ~ Naija Poets

The Quote

"Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste,
sans everything." William Shakespeare (last line of the poem:- All The World's A Stage)

The Explanation

"'All the world's a stage " is the
phrase that begins a monologue from William Shakespeare's As You Like It, spoken by the melancholy Jaques in Act II Scene VII." (according to Wikipedia)

The last line of the poem is so richly endowed in the fact that many flavors are kept within for those with keen literary eyes to see.

The repetition holds more message and vivid image of an aged person than expected and that's why the poem is the most famous of all Shakespeare's. "Sans" is a borrowed language from French meaning "without". He carefully crafted the line in such a way that "teeth" and "taste" are alliterative while "sans eyes" and "sans everything" both share a sight rhyme.

In a nutshell, the last line of the poem: "All The World's A Stage" is a further description of the final stage of human life cycle. Kudos to William Shakespeare.

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Samuel C. Enunwa aka samueldpoetry
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