He symbolizes his search for an immortal life by travelling to Byzantium.
He has shown us the golden bird of immortality in contrast to the ‘dying animal’.
Each poem offers numerous examples of
precise detail and superb word choice which enriches the poetry.
Yeats also use great use of cynical language.
This can be seen in his poem ‘Septembre 1913’. In which he is critical of the Irish middle class. He blames them for the failure of the country.
‘ You have dried the marrow from the bone’.
He uses a direct tone he doesn't believe
they should waste there time
'praying and saving'
The are not individuals who can inspire or lead a nation
‘Romantic Irelands Dead and gone it’s with O ‘leary in the grave’
He compares the Ireland of now and the past
The hero’s of the past where reckless
'For who the hangman's rope was hung'
He question the violence of that time
'All that delirium for the brave’
He uses listing
'Edward Fitzgerald died and Robert Emmet and Wolf Tone’ to highlight his point. The heroic past means nothing to him nor does the present or the future.
However in Easter 1916-
- takes back what he says and admits that he was wrong . ‘Alls changed utterly changed/A terrible beauty is born’
He uses DESCRIPTIVE lauguage.
To describe the people
who live in this society that is corrupt ‘amoung the grey’. There is no connection with the people only ‘polite meaningless words’
how society is corrupt ‘amoung the grey’ There is no connection with the people only ‘polite meaningless words’
Finally, An Irish Airman Forsee’s his death. Yeats writes in a persona.
In this case it is Robert Gregory in the Italien Frount. ‘I know that I shall meet my fate’ He is confronting his own destiny. He uses place name ‘My Country is
In this case it is Robert Gregory in the Italien Frount. ‘I know that I shall meet my fate’ He is confronting his own destiny. He uses place name ‘My Country is Kiltartans cross'
He know that he is neither...