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In memory of Eva Gore-Booth and Con
Markiewicz
Yeats wrote this poem in memoriam (so the form is an elegy) of two of his friends, Eva Gore-Booth
and Constance Markiewicz, who were sisters. He knew them when he was younger. The sisters were
born into rich families but gave it…

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In memory of Eva Gore-Booth and Con
Markiewicz
Metaphor: blow out could be interpreted
the rebellion? as referring to the
rebellion; `great' ­
think of a gazebo's
beauty ­ but also
easier to destroy
than a house.

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