Why did Yeats pray for his daughter? What kind of metaphor did the poet employ in order to bring out the different personalities?

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“A Prayer for my Daughter” is a poem by William Butler Yeats which was first published in 1919. The poem is written in the first person. The narrator tells us that he is praying for his daughter: “for an hour I have walked and prayed.” This is a theme which is further underlined by the title of the poem itself. The reason why the narrator is praying for his daughter is very simple: like any father, he loves his child. Throughout his life, the narrator has met many people and has come to experience very many different characteristics...

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