The Stolen Child

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  • The Stolen Child
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      • Sailing to Byzantium - mythical place
      • The Wild Swans at Coole - natural/water imagery
    • Quotes
      • O human child! / the human child
        • Repition gives a supernatural, hypnotic feel.
        • 'the' suggests child has been captured and is no longer special
      • Hob, Peace, Breast, Brown, Bob
        • Plosives give violent imagery
        • Uses poem to compare urban lifestyle and the freedom of nature (Romantic imagery)
      • From a world more full of weeping than HE can understand.
        • 'he' - emphasises distance between child and human world.
        • Full stop finalises poem, the child is a lost cause
    • Form
      • envelope rhyme scheme gives a trapped feeling - how children feel / hypnotic feel
      • Hypnotic refrain to give supernatural feel
      • monosyllabic in refrain represents childish speech
    • Context
      • Glen-Car is a place Yeats visited
      • Could be about Yeats brother who died young
      • Uses poem to compare urban lifestyle and the freedom of nature (Romantic imagery)

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