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  • Easter 1916
    • "I have met them at close of day/ Coming with vivid faces/ From counter or desk among grey/ Eighteenth-century houses."
      • Can see their faces clearly but does not really know where they stand on independence. shows a country divided. links to.
        • "Being certain that they and I/ But lived where motley is worn:"
          • Now and in time to be,/ Wherever green is worn,"
            • Contrast to motley. Because of Easter 1916 they know where they stand. Deaths have united Ireland. Yeats is glad that they know this now but afraid for all the lives that will be lost.
              • Mocking admiration. does not really know what it is yet.
          • Mocking admiration. does not really know what it is yet.
    • "A terrible beauty is born"
      • "A drunken vainglorious lout.[...]/ Transformed utterly:"
        • Anyone can change Ireland. John MacBride. Links to
          • "We know their dream; enough/ To know they dreamed and are dead;"
            • Sacrificed their lives for their cause. Lament. Admired the cause but not the men. Shows humanity
      • Happy because Ireland is finally becoming free. Afraid because of how it is being achieved i.e through violence.
    • "A drunken vainglorious lout.[...]/ Transformed utterly:"
      • Anyone can change Ireland. John MacBride. Links to
        • "We know their dream; enough/ To know they dreamed and are dead;"
          • Sacrificed their lives for their cause. Lament. Admired the cause but not the men. Shows humanity
    • "Being certain that they and I/ But lived where motley is worn:"
      • Now and in time to be,/ Wherever green is worn,"
        • Contrast to motley. Because of Easter 1916 they know where they stand. Deaths have united Ireland. Yeats is glad that they know this now but afraid for all the lives that will be lost.

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