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However, my understanding has been influenced most by Yeats’s exploration of key conflicts in ageing along with political anarchy.

The Wild Swans at Coole – thinking points | WB Yeats

The Wild Swans at Coole | Simon Joy

William Butler Yeats was one of the most famous poets from the nineteenth century.
This enduring power of Yeats’ poetry, influenced by the Mystic and pagan influences is embedded within the textual integrity drawn from poetic techniques and structure when discussing relevant contextual concerns.

The Wild Swans at Coole by W.B. Yeats | Heli29's Blog

It is like going to the zoo ,but they are not having to go out into the wild of their natural habitat to find out more about the animals.
Death: Two vital aspects of the setting, autumn, and twilight, subtly hint at the impending cessation – death. Autumn is universally the season before barren winter and twilight is the period before total darkness; thus both are effectively employed by the poet as fitting precursors of an inevitable termination. Further instances that evoke the sense of death are, Yeats’ premonition of the swans flying off in the last stanza, or the realization that “their hearts have not grown old” unlike his own.


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He also believed that rejecting human relationships, abandoning his materialistic ways, and purchasing a book about wildlife would strengthen his relationship with nature....

The poem marks an important phase in Yeats’ life; his futile relationship with Iseut Gonne had received a rejection, his treasured Ireland was going through rebellion and the World War 1 with its brutalities had just ended. Moreover, Yeats was 51 years old, an autumnal juncture that supports his feelings of dejection and hopelessness, much reflected in the poem.

Poets' Corner - William Butler Yeats - Selected Works

Jon Krakauer wrote the book, Into the wild, to express his thoughts about his disapproval on what several people assume about Christopher McCandless, the main character.

Poets' Corner - Selected Works by William Butler Yeats

In the poems The Lake Isle of Innisfree, The wild Swans at Cole, and Sailing to Byzantium, all by William Yeats expresses his emotional impact of his word choices and symbolic images....

William Butler Yeats - The National Library of Ireland

The Wild Swans at Coole, published in 1917, is primarily based on the scenic beauty of Coole Park, an estate about 130km from Dublin that belonged to the poet’s close friend, Lady Gregory and where Yeats was a regular visitor every year.

The Life and Works of William Butler Yeats - Online Exhibition

The sight of fifty-nine swans haloed by nineteen years in the memory - there is a subject made for Mr. Yeats' hand, and it gives its title to the volume of lyrics "The Wild Swans at Coole" : the name is no small part of the mystery of this exquisite study in measured remoteness:

Great analysis of ‘Easter 1916’ | WB Yeats

He could be reffering to ww1 The swans are the main factor of
the poem and the title is the "Wild swans
at coole." The poem begins
with the poet
the park.

William Butler Yeats - Wikiquote

He sees something in the swans that
he used to have When Yeats wrote the poem
He was in his early 50's It seems to him
that the swans don't
age (Get any older) The poet feels quite
strongly toward the
park and it's
inhabitants Alot has happened
since his last visit "Delight men's eyes when I awake someday , To find they have flown away."

He is upset that , like everyone else in his life , The swans will leave him.