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1Subject Matter Content Beautiful Old Age by DH Lawrence is a poem that describes old age The author depicts old age as something that is lovely wonderful calm and undisturbed We would feel as though we have completed most of our lives We would have already fulfilled our duties as a man We would have experienced the ups and downs of life and look forward to more settled days We would be happy in our old age if we had lived our lives with outmost honesty A life lived undaunted and unsoured with accepted lies This would make us feel at peace with ourselves when we live through our old age Old people should be more relaxing and comforting They have already grown tired of love The peak of their lives is over The spring and summer of their lives have passed and what is left for them is the peaceful autumn before the arrival of the harsh winter death When we grow old we become richer Not richer in material possessions but richer in experience We would have lived through the trials and tribulations of life We might have faced hardships along the way but they help us to live a truly complete life Our children would look at us in awe and respect 2FormType Structure and Pattern This poem is a free verse poem It is not under any category The poem has a total of five stanzas but there is no definite number of sentences in each stanza None of the sentences rhymes and thus cannot be read in a song-song manner Instead the slow and steady pace brings out the calm and quiet feelings of the old people In the first stanza the sentences do not run-on but are separate in terms of meaning However from the second stanza onwards the sentences run-on and cannot be separated This would draw readers to continue reading the poem as they are eager
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