AUCW1 - The Lake Isle of Innisfree by William B. Yeats In...

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The Lake Isle of Innisfree by William B. Yeats In this particular poem, Yeats emplyed an AB rhyme scheme in each of the three stanzas. The beat of the poem ris reminiscent of the wading of a lake, and nature is central to this poem. It is the subject matter of the poem, and Yeats stresses his thoughts by grouping four lines in each stanza – four being the nature number. The truth that he is trying to communicate to his audience is that, wrapped in the peace of nature, the speaker will connect to his surroundings and find himself. Yeats makes it a point to depict urban life negatively, perhaps because it is chaotic and cluttered. He clearly favors nature, and the fact that there are three stanzas may hint that the speaker will begin his journey of solitude in the wilderness. The moral lesson may well be that everyone must do what is right for themselves, and perhaps introspection is integral to one’s life. Furthermore, the society we live in contradicts that thought in every way. Piano by D.H. Lawrence The truth revealed to the reader in this particular poem is how powerfully moving nostalgia can be to an individual. A simple melody brings a grown man to weep for his past, and memories come rushing back at him without his effort or consent. The imagery used is so strong so as to give a clear voice to the specific part of the speaker’s childhood that he longs for. The fact that there are three stanzas may be reflecting the speaker’s
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