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Write a critical analysis of Sir Walter Ralegh's "What is our life?"

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"What is our life" is Ralegh's comment on the transience of life, similar to Shakespeare's sentiment that we are all merely players on a stage for a brief time, a metaphor repeated by Ralegh when he says that our life is "a play of passion," an allusion to medieval passion plays about the sufferings of Christ before his crucifixion.  Ralegh's tone is, of course, much more light-hearted than that of a passion play, but there is a tenuous connection.

Ralegh uses a mother's womb as a metaphor for our preparation for life--"where we are dressed"--which, unfortunately, is "this short...

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