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by William Butler Yeats

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How does the poem "The Lake of Innisfree" appeal to the senses?

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The poem appeals to the senses to help you appreciate the peaceful nature of the place described.

In the beginning, the island is described and the speaker says he will build a house “of clay and wattles made.”  Wattles are sticks, supports, or poles.  You can picture the little house.  He also appeals to the sense sight by describing the “nine bean-row” and the bee hive.

The bee hive...

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