shrunken shanks = ‘shrink’ means get smaller, and a ‘shank’ is a piece of flesh cut from an animal leg – so the man’s legs have become narrower with age.
He doesn’t look physically or mentally appealing. He is shrinking in stature and personality. He becomes thin, wears glasses, and the skin around him sags. His clothes don’t fit him and cling to his body while his once masculine voice turns into a child’s.
“Reputation Bubble” means a reputation that is very temporary and bursts like a bubble. “In search of the call of the bubble. Even in the mouth of the cannon.” These lines speak of the stage in man when honor and pride are more important to a man than his own life.
The seven stages of life according to Shakespeare include childhood, schoolboy, teenager, young man, middle age, old age and death.
Slang. cut or stab (someone) with a shaft; pushes. Slang. undermine or discredit (someone) in an underhand way, such as innuendo, rumor, accusation or the like. LEARN MORE.
Also in the cannon’s mouth = a ‘cannon’ was a big cannon, and its ‘mouth’ was in front – so the man seeks his reputation even if it means standing in front of cannons, i.e. in go to war or become involved in combat. Justice = here, a judge or magistrate – that is, someone of great standing.
Back. As You Like It, Act 2, Scene 7, Line 150. Bearded like the Pard: —”Pard” was a name for any big cat that wasn’t a lion. And the vast majority of people in Shakespeare’s day would only have known what one looked like from pictures like the one below.
The Cannon’s Mouth is the quarterly journal of the Cannon Poets. The aim is to stimulate interest and encourage participation by members and the wider community in the writing of poetry and its presentation to the public. Publisher: Greg Cox.
They say that childhood is the best part of our lives, but not for everyone. But over time we learn how to live with every void in life.
The first stage in a man’s life is that of an infant. He is helpless at this stage and continues to meow and cry for attention from others. He cannot do anything on his own and is dependent on others. This is followed by the second stage.
Answers: (a) Here Shakespeare describes the fifth stage of life, that is, a righteousness. (b) In this stage man enjoys prosperity, self-satisfaction and wisdom.
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