September 1913

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  • September 1913
    • Link too...
      • Easter 1913 - mentions names of Irish revolutionists
      • An Irish Airman Forsees His Death - Irish patriotism, shows Yeats frustration with Ireland
    • Quotes
      • 'Romantic Ireland's dead and gone, It's with O'Leary in the grave.'
        • Repetition shows Yeats frustration with Ireland
        • Shows readers what 'true' heroes were like (O'Leary)
      • 'Some woman's yellow hair has maddened every mother's son'
        • 'Woman's yellow hair' = Young Ireland
        • Every son wants to fight for this 'woman'
      • 'But let them be...'
        • Weary/hopeless tone
    • Form
      • 1st Stanza = No longer a nationalist vision/ dream, people have ruined it
      • 2nd Stanza = Men not afraid of repercussion their actions may have made
      • 3rd Stanza = A reminder to Ireland of names who saved them
      • 4th Stanza = Irish wouldn't think they were brave now just mad
    • Context
      • 1907 Riots - outside Abbey Theatre because of John Synge's - 'The Playboy of the Western World'
      • Dispute over funding of art gallery for the High Lane collection of impressionist paintings - Yeats was livid because they turned down the art
      • In September 1913, there was a general lockout and the employers won

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