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Literary devices enhance the message a poet is trying to convey. Overall, Yeats uses the literary device of ottava rima (eight-line stanzas) with a rhyme scheme of abababcc to carefully structure...

Latest answer posted January 22, 2020 2:49 am UTC

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The main idea of this very complex poem is the ultimate unity of body and soul. In Western philosophy, it has been common to separate the two. The ancient Greek philosopher Plato provides the most...

Latest answer posted December 1, 2018 9:17 am UTC

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The nature of change is a common refrain in Yeats's poetry, especially in his later ones as he became acutely aware of the onset of old age, which forced him to confront his sense of mortality. In...

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In the second stanza of the poem, Yeats alludes to the classical Greek myth of Leda and the swan. In this story, the Greek god Zeus took the form of a swan and, in that form, seduced and raped a...

Latest answer posted March 14, 2021 10:56 am UTC

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