Yeats Poetry- September 1913

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September 1913: 3 quotes
'But fumble in a greasy till' 'for men were born to pray and save' 'They're with O'Leary in the grave.'
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September 1913: context
The poem is attacking the ruthless employers who locked out workers in the strike of 1913
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September 1913: Who was John O'Leary?
John O'Leary was a grandfather figure to him and represented respect+ideas, he believed revolution could be born of art. He was a member of the Fenian movement, Founder of Young Republic Brotherhood and highly influential to Yeats.
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September 1913: How does Yeats feel about Ireland? how does he express these emotions?
*Expresses Yeats’ frustration over how violence is not the way forward, however peaceful Ireland is ‘with O’Leary in the grave’ and all that is left is violence.
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September 1913: Form
Ballad, Simple ABAB rhyme scheme, as sometimes simple structures and strong rhyme carry political messages better. Each stanza ends in a refrain. the 'grave.' showing finality.
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September 1913: Tone
sarcastic-mocking.
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September 1913: 2 poems to relate to and how?
Easter 1916- mourning the loss of romantic Ireland 'ignorant good will' lives wasted fighting-could revolve with art. The fisherman-disgust and disappointment in modern Ireland, in both he faces the fact that ideal Ireland doesn't exist
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The poem is attacking the ruthless employers who locked out workers in the strike of 1913

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