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  • The Lake Isle of Innisfree
    Although it is correct to classify "The Lake Isle of Innisfree" as an "escape" poem, there are several aspects that distinguish it from many other poems of its genre. For one, the life that Yeats...

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    Opinion concerning the speaker of this poem is going to vary obviously depending on your own individual thoughts and ideas. Certainly I rather cynically have a nagging doubt in my mind whenever I...

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    William Butler Yeats, the author of "The Lake Isle of Innisfree," makes it quite easy for us to see how many "parts" his poem has. Yeats divides his poem into three stanzas, each of which...

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    I am not sure how precise it is possible to be when discussing the setting of this poem in terms of time and place. In terms of place, it is presumably set in Ireland. I say this because there is...

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    In the poem 'The Lake Isle of Inisfree' by William Butler Yeats, the poet is feeling homesick for the landscape he loves in the west of Ireland. Although he came from an anglo-irish background he...

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    Maybe you could post your question again with a little more detail? Then we can help you. Did you mean the poem 'The Lake Isle of Inisfree?' Or did you mean the word 'gyre' which is an important...

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    Yeats is altering both midnight and noon into eerie images. "There midnight's all a glimmer, and noon a purple glow, And evening full of the linnet's wings." Here Yeats gives evening a...

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    The answer to your question is found in the last stanza of the poem: I will arise and go now, for always night and day I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore: While I stand on...

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    The speaker longs for the quiet solitude of nature. Currently, the speaker lives in an urban setting (in the second to last line of the poem). He has been dreaming of going to such a place and...

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    Grace Nichols uses language to show how the "island man" is stuck in the every day life of London, yet dreams each night about escaping to his island life. In fact, she doesn't use any punctuation...

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  • The Lake Isle of Innisfree
    The speaker in this poem yearns to return to the island of Innisfree because of the peace and quiet it affords. He can escape the noise of the city and be lulled by the "lake water lapping...

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  • The Lake Isle of Innisfree
    This poem is about a man, overwhelmed with urban life, who dreams of going back to nature in order to find some peace. The man will build a small cabin there (line 2) and grow some beans (line 4)....

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    Innisfree is a little island in a lake near the town of Sligo, on the north west coast of Ireland. When Yeats was a boy, he spent his summers in Sligo and sometimes rowed out to the island. As an...

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    The quick answer to this question: Nature! "The Lake Isle of Innisfree" by Yeats juxtaposes the place the poem is describing—an idyllic place immersed in nature—versus the reality of where the...

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    The poet wants to build a little cabin. He wants to grow a small garden and keep bees. He wants to live alone and listen to the quiet and the sounds of nature, especially the sound of the water....

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    One of Yeats's early poems, "The Lake Isle of Innisfree" seems to suggest a thesis of peaceful independence attainable through a harmonious and near-ascetic identification with nature. The proposed...

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