Discuss the significance of the poem An Acre of grass. Is it same as the answer of the desired picture of old age in an acre of grass?

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In "An Acre of Grass," the speaker, an old man, rails and rages against aging. Rather than being desirable, his mere acre of land shows the elderly speaker's sense of being limited and hemmed in by his age. He notes that his body is weakening and that he is alone at night in his house, with only a mouse for company, but that is not the person he wants to be.

The speaker fights against being diminished by age. He knows it is a temptation simply to become "quiet" and capitulate to death. Nevertheless, that is not the "truth" inside him.

Instead, he yearns for more than to totter around peacefully on an acre of grass. He wants to experience an old man's "frenzy." He states that he wishes to resemble old men in literature who raged against their age and infirmity. Like King Lear, for example, the speaker wants to run into a storm madly, fighting all the powers ranged against him and crying out to express the same angry notes as the thunderstorm.

He also wishes to be like historical figures such as Michelangelo and William Blake, who fought old age. He wants to "shake the dead in their shrouds." His soul still swells with a sense of power, despite the frailty of his body.

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"An Acre of Grass" is a confessional-style poem, appearing in Yeats' last published collection, Last Poems.  I would definitely not classify "An Acre of Grass" as a desired picture of old age; in fact, the poem is quite the opposite and reveals the speaker's dissatisfaction at how his final days have turned out.  He is lonely and friendless, with only a mouse for company.  "The acre of grass" feels more like a prison, because his aged, weakened body keeps him from exploring the larger world beyond his little plot of grass. 

The significance of this poem lies within the speaker's chief sense of regret for how he must spend his "last days."  "An Acre of Grass" cleverly illustrates Yeats' malaise; even in old age, the human spirit still longs for more.

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