How do poetic devices help suggest underlying meaning in the "All the world's a stage" monologue from As You Like It by William Shakespeare?

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Jaques of As You Like It by William Shakespeare employs the theatrical metaphor of "All the world's a stage" for his famous monologue .  This speech is, of course, an extended metaphor as the idea of people playing a role throughout life is carried througout the entire speech.  And, with this metaphor of the life as a stage, there is the underlying suggestion that fate plays a rather strong role in one's life and that one is not quite as independent as one imagines oneself.  In addition, while the individual takes so seriously his/her role, this role is...

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