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who sighs like furnance and why?

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understand the poem seven ages of man by William Shakespeare

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This is said by Jaques in his famous soliloquy in Act 2. The term "sighs like a furnace" refers to the stage in a young man's life where he falls in love with a woman and sighs constantly (like a furnace) because he is so love struck,

"And then the lover,

Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad

Made to his mistress' eyebrow"