Please explain the poem "The Seven Ages".  

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As depicted by William Shakespeare, in his drama "A You Like It", there are seven stages of man's life.

1. The Infant :-The imfancy is the firat stage. The child is under the responsibility of the nurse. It cries and discharges milk.

2. The Schoolboy:-As in the  common picture, the boy of this age wants to enjoy freedom, and school represents a kind of bondage. So the boy displays reluctance to go to school.

3.The Lover:- The youth feigns the passion of love. He addresses his composition to his mistress, who might exist in his imagination.

4. The Soldier:-Jaques notes that a soldier swears outlandish oaths, wears a rough and shaggy beard, sensitive in matters of honour; and is apt to pick a quarrel and risk his life for the sake of fleeting fame.

5. The Justice:-It is a satire on the Elizabethan Justices of the Peace. It was a custom to present the judges with capons, to secure the goodwill and favour.

6. The Late Middle-aged:- The old man is compared to the pantaloons on the Italian stage--a man who goes about in slippers, wearing glasses, and a pocket on his side. His youthful breeches are too much wide for his withered legs.

7.The Old age:-This is the winter season of human life. The man is now in his second childhood with lost teeth, vision and taste-buds. He gets prepared for the world of oblivion.

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