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The Wild Swans at Coole

This poem was published in 1919. `Coole' refers to the Coole Park, owned by his friend Lady
Gregory. This park was near his house. He wrote another poem set at Coole: "Coole Park,
1929." This poem depicts the park as a symbol for Irish literature.…

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achieve what Yeats' anger at the
they want. A I have looked upon those brilliant creatures, swans and his own
Metaphor: He B And now my heart is sore. life choices.
was younger, C All's changed since I, hearing at twilight,
happier: less B The…

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