What role does nature play in Yeats's Poetry? Pay special attention to “Easter 1916,” “The Lake Isle of Innisfree,” and “The Wild Swans at Coole.”

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"I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree."

Nature plays an important role in much of the Irish poet William Butler Yeats's work, particularly that of his home country. "The Lake Isle of Innisfree" is one of his earliest poems, published in 1890. Innisfree is an island in County Sligo where Yeats spent his summers growing up. The poem, which paints an idyllic picture of him building a cabin there and finding peace, can be seen as an example of the pastoral genre. It is filled with natural imagery , such as bees, lake water, and...

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