'On the Life of Man'

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A-Level English Mind Map on 'On the Life of Man', created by cameronporter96 on 05/22/2013.

Resource summary

'On the Life of Man'
1 Written in rhyming couplets
1.1 Words fit together/linked - sense of certainty
1.2 'Heaven the Judicious sharp spectator is,//That sits and marks still who doth act amiss'
1.2.1 Judicious - showing good sense
1.2.2 Audience of play
1.2.3 God watching and judging everyone (religious attitude of the time)
1.2.4 Amiss - wrong or faulty
2 'Our mirth the music of division,'
2.1 Merriment/laughter
2.2 Children's laughter
3 'Where we are dressed for this short Comedy,'
3.1 Life is short/a joke
4 'Our mother's wombs the tiring houses be,'
4.1 Unborn child
4.2 Dressing rooms
5 'What is our life? A play of passion,//Our mirth the music of division,'
5.1 Half rhyme/partial rhyme
5.1.1 Gives a sense of uncertainty
6 'Are drawn like curtains when the play is done,'
6.1 Death = ending of the play
7 'Thus march we playing to our latest rest,'
7.1 Death
8 'Only we die in earnest, that's no Jest.'
8.1 Earnest - showing serious feelings or intentions
8.2 Jest - joke
9 Structure
9.1 Short like life
10 Themes
10.1 Life is like a play; people are always judging you
10.1.1 'Heaven the Judicious spectator is'
11 Messages
11.1 Life is a joke
11.1.1 'short Comedy'
11.1.2 Death is taken seriously 'we die in earnest'
12 Language
12.1 Extended metaphor for life
12.2 Some half rhymes - uncertainty
13 Voice
13.1 Poet
13.2 Everyone
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